I just weaned my 7 month daughter of bf, and now she is so constipated that she screams bloody murder everytime she has a bowel movement. I have tried prune juice, blueberries, prunes, everything!!! HELP HELP!!!

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Sarah - posted on 03/03/2009

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Watch her dairy intake and also things like bananas and foods that promote constipation. Also, water helps. Good Luck! 

Emily - posted on 03/03/2009

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I would also suggest trying to get her to re-latch. Even some breastmilk will be MUCH better for her digestive system than none!  It's a supply and demand system - if you nurse more often your supply will increase - as you cut back the feeds, your supply declines.  Have you tried Domperidone? Your doctor can prescribe it to increase your supply.

Colby - posted on 03/03/2009

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That happened with my son and it turned out he needed prosobee formula.  He was lactose intolerant.  We tried him on 5 different formulas before that one and it worked great!  I was nervous he would always be lactose intolerant but he was over it by the time he was 1.  I would definitely talk to your doctor about it.

Jessica - posted on 03/03/2009

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Hi sarah,



I know it is the best thing for her, the problem was my milk cant keep up with her. I was starting to dry up.

User - posted on 03/03/2009

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I would skip the sugar and just do plain water, you will be suprised how quickly and easy it helps things out.

Rebbeca - posted on 03/03/2009

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1/2 to 1 teaspoon of brown sugar in 30ml warm water before each feed. should work after 2 times. novolac has a formula for constipation that really works well.

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Hi.  



Breastmilk is best for babies and constipation is another risk involved in formula feeding.  It is harder for babies to digest.  I would see your Dr.  Is there anyway you can continue breastfeeding? 

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