new born has Constipation, help !
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Kate - posted on 02/13/2009
My daughter had the same thing when she was 2.5 weeks old. We added an extra half an oz of water to each feed and gave her extra cool boiled water between feeds (the midwife also suggested a teaspoon of orange juice although we never actually tried it). But what we found worked best was cool boiled water with a teaspoon of brown sugar in - it's an old wives tale apparently, but one that really helped! It's more worrying for the parents than the baby I think and by the time she was 4 weeks old she was absolutely fine. Hope this helpx huni x
Magen - posted on 02/12/2009
I was told to give my baby 1 oz of apple juice mixed with 1 oz water to help with constipation. Is your baby breastfed or bottle?? My doctor told us to do the applejuice mix for about 3-5 days in a row and that really helped.
Tina - posted on 02/16/2009
I have had the same problem. My baby is 5 weeks old and my doctor said to give him 2 ounces pear juice mixed with 2 ounces water twice a day. It works. He still only goes every other day. I was giving him baby suppositories every 48 hrs before. He is bottle fed. And is very gassy. Don't know if it is normal for him to be as gassy as he is. Any suggestions for the gas? He "toots" constantly!
Ashley - posted on 02/14/2009
my doctor told me constipation is when they have firmer poop. my son went 7 days without pooping, but his doc said if it wasn't firm then don't worry about it. just recently his poop was so firm that his butthole was bleeding and i put him in a warm bath with baking soda for about 15-20 min and he had a bowel the next day. i don't like to put anything unnecassary in my baby's body. ever since i did the water thing he hasn't had any problems. i also try to give him pear juice.good luck
Joy - posted on 02/14/2009
mix some cool boiled water with a teaspoon of brown sugar and let baby drink. BUT what do u label as constipation? Babies can go up to 10 days without pooing and this is not constipation but merely there body getting a cycle together. If it continues I would check with a pead....
Kerian - posted on 02/14/2009
ITS NORMAL FOR A BREASRTFED BABY TO NOT HAVE A DIRTY DIAPER FOR UP TO 9 DAYS. PLEASE DONT GIVE A NEWBORN APPLE JUICE OR PRUNE JUICE. YOU ARE PUTTING YOUR BABY AT A HUGE RISK OF ALLERGIES. A BABY IS ONLY CONSTIPATED IF ITS POOPS ARE HARD AND PELLET LIKE.
Khara - posted on 02/12/2009
my baby had the same thing happen to him.. my dr. said it was totally normal and that he would start a more consisdent schedule, she told me sometime babies need more fluids soo to give him pediylate in between feedings. we did that and gave him water... he is 2,5 months old.. he poop once a week for two weeks the to ever 3 days and the past 3 ays he has started pooping everyday.. he is pprimarily breastfeed but sometimes get s a bottle of formula.. i would try more liquids see what happens..
Sara - posted on 02/12/2009
my doctor told me to try prune juice, the adult kind, because it has fiber as well as sugar in it which will make her poo softer. We give my little girl about a half ounce mixed with half ounce of water at night...you may need to try and little more or a little less to see what works for you. Good Luck!
Chrystol - posted on 02/12/2009
My doctor had me try 1 oz of prune juice mixed with one oz of water, the other thing we tried was 1 tablespoon of Dark Karo Syrup three times a day mixed in with his food when he was 6 months old, then that stopped working... now my pediatrician told me to add 1 teaspoon of mineral oil in his food and that seems to be really helping... I still give him the prune juice on occasion or give him prunes for breakfast, but its so hard to see your baby straining to go to poop. These things really helped my baby, hopefully it will help yours. Good Luck!
Kristy - posted on 02/12/2009
It is common for breast fed babies to become constipated. My pediatrician said that it was fine for the baby to go for up to 7 days without having a bowel movement. She said that if I was concerned though, to use a teaspoon of karo syrup in a bottle of breast milk or formula. Hope that helps.
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