My 5 week old is constipated, what can i do?

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Kristen - posted on 04/13/2009

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karo syrup in water, check with pediatrician on amount of water, infants aren't supposed to have much water

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Jennifer - posted on 04/13/2009

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My baby girl was the same and i found that lying her down and massaging her stomach helped. Use some organic sunflower oil warmed between two fingers and thumb and then starting on the right side of the stomach go round the belly button in a circle shape with a little bit of pressure (10 - 15 circles) as this is meant to help loosen the bowles and push the waiste downwards. Next lift your babies legs and push them back slightly as if she is swatting. I also found it helped to open the back passage slightly to help my baby know she had to push. If your baby doesn't start to go by its self i would speak to the doctors as you don't ant the little one to become lazy and not be able to go alone.



My baby is now 14 wks old, we no longer have to massage her stomach as she goes herself when i place her in a little swinging chair i got her, i guess it gives her the swatting position, she would have a dirty nappy every day now.



Good luck with your baby hope you sort her problem soon.

Cathy - posted on 04/13/2009

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Just a quick note. They say that Karo syrup and honey both cause botulism...I would ask your peed before you try either of those.

Cathy - posted on 04/13/2009

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I've given my daughters 2 ounces of pear juice slightly warmed in a bottle which helped tremendously. Hope that helps.

Robyn - posted on 04/13/2009

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We used about 2 ounces of camomile (sp?) tea with a quarter teaspoon of sugar, cooled, in a bottle. Also, have you tried doing bicylces with the babies legs? Sometimes that movement also helps. Good luck!

Tracy - posted on 04/13/2009

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1/2 a tsp of brown sugar in a small bottle of cooled boiled water does the trick.

Rebecca - posted on 04/13/2009

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If you are bottle feeding I find giving cool boiled water only in bubs bottle at any chance you can get and bub is willing to drink helps!! If your breastfeeding I swear by linseed, either in your bread or you can buy it in the spices section ground up in your local supermarket and use it with your crumbings for snitchels or whatever, it works a treat as its loaded with fibre! Hope this helps!

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