Baby Constipation!

Jamie - posted on 12/26/2009 ( 31 moms have responded )

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Hi all, My little princess has been eating baby food for a month now. My little girl got so constipated that we stoped cereal after the first 3 weeks. I have not had her on any cereal for a week or any foods that constipate (bananas, apples, etc) I gave her juice , peas, broccoli, and still no poo.....so we finally had to go to pharmacy and get a supository (sp? lol) She finally did her thing, a little, but now what? I'm still breastfeeding, and giving her peaches, pears, and peas, not sure if I will ever give her cereal again....suggestions?

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Nummi - posted on 04/01/2014

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Steam dried prunes and blend it.
Mix with water and feed your baby. It really works :)

Dolly - posted on 03/03/2014

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Hi... M a home stay mom , my lil baby girl got so constipated but didn't seem upset , she smiles and play , and wasn't able too poop , she try hard everyday for poop but didn't come out , we went to doctor and she suggest glycerin suppositories, it did work in 5 mins , my baby was having very bad time since 4 days , she did her thing with that , she pooed with blood , it was that hard , I cried cz she was pushing like giving birth , finally it worked. Gud luck

Jamie - posted on 01/12/2010

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Wow, great advice! Thanks, I started supplementing a couple formula bottles to get more liquids. I really don't think she needs it (90% for weight! lol) But, it helped. I also give her about 4 oz of juice everyday (1/2 white grape juice and water) and I add baby pro-biotics to the juice. It helps with digestion naturally and she is good. I don't give her cereal everyday, I buy the jars from Earth's best that have brown rice in it for dinner. I use prunes everyday for breakfast. for dinners she gets other fruits for dessert. She eats a veggie for lunch and I hope it works. !!!!!

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coloxyl drops never heard of it I will look into it. And prune juice works great for us so does the oatmeal cereal. Believe me we tried every brand rice cereal and she would not have has a bowl movement

Andrea - posted on 01/10/2010

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My daughter plugged up a little too, but didn't seem uncomfortable, and when she finally went, she went big time. You could get baby food (or make some) with plums in it. That should make her go (or dilute prune juice too). You shouldn't have to stop giving her cereal, but I mix my cereal in with the vegetables, and she hasn't had a problem. I'd also give her some water while she's eating. You could also do some massage on her belly when you're changing her diaper to help stimulate her intestines and get things moving. If you don't know what to do for massage, let me know, and I'll give you some ideas.

Codie - posted on 01/10/2010

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Hi, my daughter got constipated very badly.. you can get coloxyl drops 2add to things or im not breast feeding and i give her Novalac Constipation Formula..also prune juice is meant to work..good luck

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Okay I went through the same thing and her doctor rec that everyday give your baby some prune juice and change her cereal to oatmean rice cereal is very binding so is banannas. Everyday I give my daughter an ounce of prune juice after her cereal and after her dinner. Just make sure your brush her teeth also keep it regular because she could get bound up again but if you are breast feeding you are using your milk with the cereal right> wow that should have work. anyway i also got gerber prunes and mixed them in her cereal she loved it and she also love her veggies too. stay away from broccoli very very gassy at least for my daughter made her sooo angry so does sweet potatoes..I hope this helps

Julie - posted on 01/07/2010

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Babies can't digest grains and they have problems with processed baby food. Try getting a baby food grinder and use your veggies and fruits and then meets. Just make sure not to add anything to them. Also have you had your baby to a chiropractor? She might need an adjustment but make sure you find one whoo uses gentle techniques. Your digestion can be affected by your spine being out of alignment and most babies do need an adjustment after they are born. It is pretty rough being born. I hope this helps.

Sarah - posted on 01/06/2010

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Hi there, I had a similar problem with my little boy when I started him on solids. the doctor told me to give him a teaspoon full of prune juice after every solid meal and that they don't need to go everyday. My son would only go once every 3-4 days to begin with and that apparently was normal. It becomes more frequent as they get older. My suggestion is to give her the juice after feeding, I used a panadol dropper, and feed her a serve of cereal every couple of days and see how you go.

Beth - posted on 01/06/2010

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My daughter had a serious case of constipation as well. It was really dry, hard and she couldn't get it out. It was painful. She started bleeding. It was awful. This was when she was about 4 months old. (I stopped b/f at 3 months and switched to formula). This is what our doctor told us we should do:



1)Oatmeal (better to digest) mixed with prunes or applesauce

2)put a teaspoon (or more) of Dark Karo Syrup in her bottle



That really worked (the Karo Syrup). She is much better now. I pretty much stopped the oatmeal after a couple weeks. She is now on baby food and I make sure to give her plenty of veggies that help her digestive system.

Elizabeth - posted on 01/05/2010

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Gerber has prunes for baby. It healp my son when he has constipation. It works great.

Carolyn - posted on 01/05/2010

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my son was the same way when i started him on rice cereal and our doctor suggested that i give him a little bit of Karo syrup in his bottle. Its sweet so my son took it well. It worked for him really well.

Tracy - posted on 01/05/2010

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Kyro syrup is what my pediatrician recommended for my twins when they were having hard stools. Maybe that would help constipation as well? you might want to consider if you are producing enough milk. Babies who are breast fed are rarely constipated. OH! And there is something on the Dr. Show that I seen about that. Use the I LUV U technique. What you do is trace I LUV U on their little bellies a few times. I did it to mine and it does work. You take your fingers and gently press in a downward position spelling out I LUV U. I know that is not how it is spelled but you do it that way. Hope Imade sense. If it's poosible you might want to google it or go to the Dr's show website to see if they have that episode.

Ingrid - posted on 01/05/2010

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My daughter got constipated when she started on her cereal. I was told to use a syrup called Karo. I poured a spoon full in her bottle twice a day the first 2 days. And she releaved herself! I used it till her poo got soft and she went more frequently. I now, instead of using the syrup, i feed her prunes in the afternoon everyother day or 2 days. And it helps regulate her without softening it too much and constipating her.

Jordan - posted on 01/04/2010

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Hi there,
My little boy has also had problems in the department. Have you tried giving her prunes? I add a little to this cereal every couple of days and it seems to help with his irregularity- I think the prunes also keep everything soft so it doesn't cause him so much pain when he goes. I've heard that rice cereal can cause constipation - have you tried oatmeal, instead? BTW, I did not have too much luck w. prune juice - it just made him gassy. Hope this helps.

Larissa - posted on 01/04/2010

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My daughter had never had a problem going poo until we started her on rice cereal and my grandmother-in-law told me to put a teaspoon of sugar in her bottle when I noticed her poo was getting a lil hard and it has always helped us. But I only have to do this about once a month I probally wouldnt do it if it happened alot. Also gerber has prune babyfood and that works well also.

Emili - posted on 01/04/2010

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give her apple juice or prune juice. if that doesnt work ask your ped about miralax. they gave it to my daughter when she was about 6 months old and it worked great!

Clare - posted on 01/04/2010

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hiya hun my baby got constipated when i started solids so my doc prescribed lactalose which seemed 2 work good luck xx

Sandy - posted on 01/03/2010

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I had exactly the same problem with my little boy who is also still breastfed .... I was advised by my GP to take him off rice cereal and put him onto Future Life Nutri Boost for toddlers. I did just that but made it very runny and started to give him prunes as an inbetween snack in the morning ... now he doesn't even need the prunes. I tried him on Milk of Magnesia, prune juice, brown sugar in water and nothing worked.

Line - posted on 01/02/2010

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Quoting Ricky:

make sure she gets lots of liquids when she has solids. my son had to use depositories for a while because i wasn't giving him enough liquids. If she doesn't take plain water try to add some prune juice to it. If you do offer her constipating foods try to give her peaches or pears for dessert.
this site might help also:

http://www.homemade-baby-food-recipes.co...



I agree with the prune juice. Worked great with my daughter.

Sheka - posted on 12/30/2009

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My suggestions would be to thin the cereal out with additional breastmilk as much as possible. (to the baby's satisfaction) I also give my daughter 100% apple juice, everyday.(at least about 5 ounces). Another suggestion would be to try the Whole grain cereal that Beecher's makes. Hopes this helps!!!

Delia - posted on 12/29/2009

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Cereal is good for baby, but if she's having trouble going poo it’s best to stay away from rice cereal and give her wheat cereal or cereal with iron. They also have baby food with iron in it. Also, if you are breastfeeding, you should eat food with iron and wheat too to help a bowel movement in your baby.

Oh... and broccoli that you and baby eat can also cause constipation for baby, as well as beans. So, again stick with wheat’s and iron for you and baby. Feed baby, turkey, beef/chicken broth (homemade, my son loves it!), pears (has iron). NO RICE, BEANS,BROCCOLI, CHOLOLATE (for mom, can also cause constipation for baby if you eat enough of it).

If this doesn't help, Doctor recommends prune juice, but talk to your baby’s' Doctor first.

I think that’s it....

Michelle - posted on 12/29/2009

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I read that breastfed babies have a tendency to get constipated when they are first introduced to solids. Their stomachs are used to the good highly digestable breastmilk and needs to adjust to solids. My baby got a bit constipated. I used a glycerin suppository the first time it happened because he has some blood in his stool. But I feed him a lot of pears and prunes and give him water with every meal and give oatmeal instead of rice cereal.

Melanie - posted on 12/29/2009

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I had the same problem once I started cereal. We now give him baby food prunes every day and after a couple of days he has been fine.

Jamie - posted on 12/29/2009

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Thanks ladies, I talked to the doctor and he said that she was fine not to have rice any more and to give her oatmeal. I have started her today on prunes and apples baby food and mixed 1 tablespoon of mixed grain cereal in it. She still hasn't had a loose stool, so I'm still trying not to give her anything untill she poops easily. Yes, her poops were hard and she cried when they came out, very sad. I have given her a sippy cup of straight juice everyday since and still nothing. The only thing that worked was the suppository. Poor baby, Hopefully she can enjoy foods soon.

Rebekah - posted on 12/29/2009

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Thought of something else... Is she having very hard dry poop or no poop at all? It's common when breastfed babies begin solids to not poop for several days (10-12 days). My son went almost 2 weeks when we first started him on cereal, but he was just fine. Does she have tiny hard balls of poop in her diaper?

Rebekah - posted on 12/29/2009

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I'd talk to your doctor. From what I understand breastfed babies are rarely constipated and maybe the constipation it's a result of something else.

And I agree that prune juice always helped the boy I nannied. We mixed it in with his cereal for a while.

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Not sure where you are, but in New Zealand we have 'Purée apples with Prune juice'. I give my boy it every couple of days (I mix it with some baby cereal it thicken it up). Works great

TULSA - posted on 12/27/2009

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WHAT TYPE OF CEREAL ARE YOU FEEDING HER? RICE CEREAL DIGESTS EASIEST WHERE OATMEAL IN A LITTLE HARSH.

Ricky - posted on 12/26/2009

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make sure she gets lots of liquids when she has solids. my son had to use depositories for a while because i wasn't giving him enough liquids. If she doesn't take plain water try to add some prune juice to it. If you do offer her constipating foods try to give her peaches or pears for dessert.

this site might help also:



http://www.homemade-baby-food-recipes.co...

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