hi i have a 2 and a half week baby and he is constipated! can someone pls tell me what should i give him?
Erin - posted on 03/04/2013
Unfortunately "they" have taken all the decent baby medications including baby suppositories off the market so the only hope you have is going to the doctor and paying outrageous sums for them to give you a prescription or you can attempt to call them and hope a nurse will tell you what to do.
Andrea - posted on 03/03/2013
Hi! We have four children and every time this happened we would massage their tummies a little, then gently take their legs and bend them up to their bellies and back a few times. Or our dr recommended a rectal thermometer, just insert the tip and the stimulation gets them going! Always a warm bath too, just be careful you might a a bath to clean up! Lol! Good luck! ( prunes too but that depends on what your dr says being so young)
Danielle - posted on 03/03/2013
I gave our girls a splash of prune juice, thats what our dr reccomended with my preemies. the glycerin suppositories mentioned are great too. of course consult your dr first, the nurses in the office give great advice usually
Helen - posted on 02/05/2013
Use a comfort formula like aptamil comfort or similac total comfort if using formula. Soak about 10 raisins overnight, muddle them well, strain this juice and give your baby in the morning. It works very well. Try giving warm baby tea for infants like the herbal tea from Milupa. They come in granules and dissolve easily in warm water.
Alina - posted on 02/03/2013
Beth's suggestion worked for me - I would use the vaseline on a q-tip and it worked great. Also, something that always got my kids to poop was apple juice. That's what my pediatrician recommended and it works! I know there were some bad reports about apple juice last year, but organic apple juice is fine. You can always make it yourself with your juicer, if you have one. But I never had to use anything but vaseline and/or apple juice.
Patricia - posted on 01/29/2013
My daughter had a real problem with this when she was 7 weeks old. She was breastfeed. The doctor suggested the Children's Glycerin Laxative Suppositories and they worked like a charm. It had been 6 days since a bowel movement the first time I used them. It work within minutes of use. I continued to use them throughout her infancy when she needed help.
What always worked for me was putting a little vaseline on a q-tip then insert just the tip into their anus, sort of twirl it around, he should have a bowel movement shortly after that. If he is on formula I would recommend switching to something for sensitive tummys, check with your doc.
Nemisha - posted on 01/29/2013
There are infant suppositories that you can get at your local pharmacy but consult a medical practitioner or paed before you give it to your baby. Only a small amount is generally used and it provides relief after about 5 or 10 minutes. Only seek this option if things are really bad.
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