hard poo to push out!!! how to help
Michelle - posted on 07/21/2010
My daughter had the same problem, unless the poo is round balls they tell you not to worry. I ended up giving my daughter brown sugar about half a teaspoon dissolved in about 60mls of water that helped but i try not to do it too often.
My daughter does the same thing, maybe switch to a non iron fortified formula for part of the time (I assume he is on formula). I have also been told that sometimes they are just getting used to the action of pooping. As well, I was also told that sometimes they do it once and get attention and dont realize what they are doing that gets the attention from mommy...if you are worried yuo can always take him in, but I am sure if its new now he is off breastmilk then he is probably just adjusting.
Rhiana - posted on 07/17/2010
If its the baby in your profile pic, I would not suggest food or juice, he's far too little!! You can try 1 oz of water every hour until he goes, but don't let it interfere w/ his feeding schedule.
I second the checking his temperature rectally. Make sure that you put some vaseline on it, and a probe cover though! And you do not put it in all the way, just the tip.
But please do NOT give that baby food or juice!
Emily - posted on 07/13/2010
Call your pediatrician to see what they recommend. My son tends toward constipation and it's pretty common in young ones. We ended up using some OTC (miralax) medicine to get him regular after trying juice. Also our doctor told us to use prune juice since it has the most of whatever it is that helps in it, followed by pear juice, then apple. It will get better = )
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