Constipation{?}

Zee - posted on 10/02/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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It seems that my son which is 1 month old tries really hard when hes doing number 2 is there anything that i can do to make him not push hard?? So i dont think hes constipated because there's still poop in his diaper?

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Beverly - posted on 10/02/2009

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if his poo is quite solid he still has constipation,my month old was on sma and had difficulty and he was in lot of discomfort,either try boiled water with a couple grains of rice but that doesnt solve the problem it just helps,i had to change my sons milk and if by magic constipation no more,the milk u have ur baby on mite b to rich

Carla - posted on 10/02/2009

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i have two lil girls and with both of them i just mix a lil KARO SYRUP in with their formula when they get constipated! it works...trust me...i dont know what i would have done without it!

Iysha - posted on 10/02/2009

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Quoting Ashley :

 id give him some kero syrup in a bottle even tho ur doc. may tell u not to



Ashley-



Why would you do something your doctor specifically tells you not to? I mean you did say you are not a doctor.... How would you know for sure that it can't do any harm to your baby?



 



ZEE-    



ALWAYS consult a Pediatrician when you are thinking of giving your baby Anything but breastmilk or formula.

Iysha - posted on 10/02/2009

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My baby's pediatricion said that nearly all babies do this and that there really isn't anything you can do. My baby is now 3 months and has stopped turning super red and crying when she tries to poop. she just makes a funny little face and turns pink. lol

Ashley - posted on 10/02/2009

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when my son was 2mon. old he really struggled when passin a BM. Only because i had to start supplementing, and it was hard to find a formula that agreed with his belly, they all made him very gassy. he would scream in pain when passing gas or trying to poop. i tried giving him gas drops n that made him constipated, he would go days without pooping. he is now almost 4mon and on the formula, Similac for gas and fussiness and he doesn't have any problems anymore. im no doctor but i honestly dont think ur son is constipated i think he may just be learning how to poop. i would always put a little of Vaseline, with a q-tip, around my sons little but hole to help it come out a little easier for him....if it gets worse and he stops pooping id give him some kero syrup in a bottle even tho ur doc. may tell u not to but it wont hurt him it will honestly help him go. and if that doesn' t work try glycerin suppositories. best of luck to you, i hope it becomes a little easier for him to go cauz i know what its like.

Lois - posted on 10/02/2009

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I think all babies seem like they're pushing really hard!! My daughters face still, at almost 1yr, gets all red when she's pooping! It's actually really funny! And I remember when my son was first born he would actually stick out his bum when he pooped too. But if your little guys poop isn't hard as a rock or little turds(which would signal that he is constipated) then I wouldn't worry yourself over it, just wait until he's a little older and then you can laugh about it!

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