my baby is 7 months and she is constipated. i need advice A.S.A.P

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Vandna - posted on 08/26/2013

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my little one seven months old and constipated.i tried prune juice but did not work.please help me.

Lucy - posted on 04/14/2010

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thank u for all the advices ....yesterday she finally had a poop .. i was feeling bad becus she didnt poop for a week ...but the good thing was her tummy was not hard.i feel so much better now ...and we went to see her Dr. today i told him all about it , but she fine now ...but thanks again...i know what to next time it happens... :):) :)

Lucy - posted on 04/12/2010

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thank u for all the advices ....yesterday she finally had a poop .. i was feeling bad becus she didnt poop for a week ...but the good thing was her tummy was not hard.i feel so much better now ...and we went to see her Dr. today i told him all about it , but she fine now ...but thanks again...i know what to next time it happens... :):) :)

Rebecca - posted on 04/14/2010

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well i had that problem only with my last one. The dre asked me if i was feeling him rice cereal and I was . She said to stop and to give him oatmeal. ucie and another thing that work for my son is banana's every day once. weird but helps

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Shannon - posted on 04/12/2010

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Go to the store and get a small container of the pureed prunes in the baby aisle. Feed it to her with her next meal and wait...all your problems will be solved. You can always give her more if you don't see results within a few hours. i always cured my baby's constipation with foods like that. much better than medication.

Brierly - posted on 04/11/2010

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lods of water or try diluted prune juice in a bottle of water, if shes starting solids mix some mashed prunes in with some weetbix or rice cereal here is also some liquid you can place in her bottle called lactolose or coloxyl drops. These seem to work a treat for my little one and he gets terribly constipated - if she has not long started solids this intereferes sometimes too!!!hope it helps :)

Jenny - posted on 04/11/2010

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Hi I'm sorry your little one is suffering. I was told by my baby's pedaetrician that apples, carrots, rice, banana are foods which cause constipation. If the little one is constipated try eliminate these from the diet till movement is back to normal. Also you must up baby's water intake (warm water especially). I've found adding spinach to the meals really really helps. BTW this may sound strange but some babies seems to disagree with paw paw so its another one which you may want to avoid.



Good luck i hope this helps

Nicole - posted on 04/11/2010

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Have you recently started foods (solids)? That can sometimes happen when foods or new foods are introduced. If so back I would back off of it for awhile bc it can be a sign that her system is not ready.

Lindsay - posted on 04/11/2010

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most fruits act as a natural laxative. i used baby prunes.. and they said a little water would help too. also massaging the belly and warm baths can also be helpfull. its not always constipation especially if she is breastfed. my dr said they have to learn how to use there stomach muscles to have a bm so that could be. and like kelli i tried the thermometer thing too but it never worked prob cuz she really wasnt constipated. good luck

Nicole - posted on 04/11/2010

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Pear or prune juice. FYI - it is totally normal for babies not to poop everyday. My daughter was only going every two days, sometimes every three. They are only truly constipated if they are in pain and have a hard stomach. It still concerned me so her dr. said to give her the juice (I used pear) in the AM and in the PM, give her warm water (warm because it acts as a laxative). She has been regular ever since. Good luck!

Alex - posted on 04/11/2010

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brown sugar and water apparently works a treat, alternativley you can buy coloxyl drops from the chemist but sugar and water is cheaper :)

Lyla - posted on 04/10/2010

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A warm bath , rubbing stomach in circular clockwise, and moving legs like riding a bikicle to help relax , thats what my dr says it works for me
prune sauce pear sauce

Maria - posted on 04/10/2010

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I give my son about a third of the container of Gerber plumbs & & in a few hours things get moving themselves & when he still has trouble we just have them again for breakfast/dinner. Things get moving.

Mary - posted on 04/10/2010

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When mine were very young and exclusively breastfed sometimes they had trouble using the muscles to go. A doctor told me I could take a q-tip and coat it with vaseline and then insert just the tip very gently to help stimulate the muscles. It helped tremendously. Also, my mom told me that her mom used to take a tiny piece of handsoap and smooth it out so there are no pointy or hard edges and insert it rectally like a suppository. It is supposed to work as well.

Nikki - posted on 04/10/2010

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For how long? Is she visibly uncomfortable? Eating OK? Leg exercises (bicycling her legs while she lies on her back) will help her get things moving. Warm bath may help as well. You can try rectal stimulation if these things don't help. Liberally lubricate a Q-tip and insert just the very tip (no more than 1/4") into her rectum, gently rotating in a circular motion. As a last resort, you may use a suppository, but only under the direction of your pediatrician.

Angela - posted on 04/10/2010

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about 2 oz apple juice with 1 oz water. works for my baby every time, within 30 minutes

Danielle - posted on 04/10/2010

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you can also find an infant massage instructor in your area to teach you some massage strokes, they are very affective and very benificial. or go buy the book " infant massage, a hand book for loving parents" it teaches the massage in the book

Kelli - posted on 04/09/2010

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I feel certain moms are going to JUMP all over me for this. I don't care though. My doctor told me if all else fails, try this. It seemed horribly INVASIVE to me at first and for a long time I wouldn't do it, but I love my daughter and couldn't stand to see her in that much pain trying to poo. Take a thermometer, use a little vasoline and very gently use it as if you were taking her temp rectally. Loosens it up and they WILL have a BM soon. I've had to do it twice to my 15 month old, and truthfully she doesn't even notice or care and it ALWAYS works.

Tosha - posted on 04/09/2010

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My daughter is 4 and has been getting constipated regularly most of her life. Recently, I had tried everything, including cutting out cheese entirely. Recently, I started giving her 2 prunes every day. She has not had constipation since. If your child isn't ready for prunes, you can get plum juice. Be sure your child drinks plenty of liquid, preferably water.

Also, keep child sized glycerin suppositories on hand and use them whenever your child goes more than 24 hours without a bowel movement. If you have to use a suppository more than twice in one week, see your pediatrician.

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If your LO is eating solids foods that start with "p" are good for BM's (prunes, pears, peaches, peas...). Exclusively breastfed babies don't normally get constipated. Even if your baby used to poop every day they can begin spacing them out at any time and this doesn't necessarily mean constipation (which you will know because they have hard, formed stools and it causes them a lot of pain to go). Dehydration is the number one cause of constipation. Make sure you still nurse on demand even if baby is on solids. You can offer a little water with solids to help, but don't use water to replace a breastfeed.

Dora - posted on 04/09/2010

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My son had the same problem when I was nursing him. What I did and it seemed to work great was pump some of my milk into a bottle for him less 1/2 ounce. I replaced the 1/2 ounce with all natural prune juice. It worked everytime and it didn't have any negative effects on him. Whatever you decide to do also get the opnion from your child's pediatrician.

Lisa-Marie - posted on 04/09/2010

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When my little boy was constipated at 4 months I was told to put a tip of a teaspoon of brown sugar in about 70ml of water and give it to him. Within 4 hours he did the biggest poo ever - it worked get. I like the sound of the prunes too. Good luck.

Francesca - posted on 04/08/2010

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My doctor said the best thing to use was this...
Bring prunes to a boil in water. Drain and cool water. And let your little one drink the water. And if you so wish mash up the prunes for a dessert for the little one.

And try to avoid the BRAT foods. They will only make it worse. (Bananas, Rice, Apples Sauce, Toast)

Olivia - posted on 04/08/2010

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Ive heard water
apple juice with water
Im not sure though...my baby's never been constipated.

Brianna - posted on 04/08/2010

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I would give her some water or juice. Also Karo syrup in water can help. if you are BF I found eating yogurt really helped they get more digestive enzymes or you can use dairy free ultra bifidus which you can find at health food stores. Anything you do will take awhile to work so give it time. if you are really worried like it has been almost a week since her last movement then go see your dr. they can do a suppository to help her.

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