constapated

Stephanie - posted on 10/01/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )

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my son is 3weeks old and very constapated what formula will help him take a poop or wat should i do

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Ashley - posted on 10/02/2009

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Call his doctor. Do NOT give him any juices or any other "home remedies" unless the pediatrician says to.

My son was put on Enfamil Gentlease, but he was gassy and had reflux and that was referred by his doctor. If your son has small hard poops, that can become serious if not treated right away. Not trying to freak you out, that is just what my son's doctor told me when I thought he was constipated.

Good luck mama!

Jennifer - posted on 10/01/2009

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Since he is so young, it is probably not a bad idea to call the doctor. That being said, there are a few things you could try. You can bicycle his legs and rub his tummy in a circular motion around his belly button. This is kind of gross, but you can also try the vaseline/rectal thermometer trick (You don't put it in very far). Good luck!

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