3 month old constipated:( on similac sensitive formula

Mariana - posted on 11/30/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )

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my baby is 3 months old he has always been constipated about 2 weeks ago he has been doing really good, but just today he became constipated hes bowel mov. its very hard, what can i use to help him? please help!

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Danielle Kimberly - posted on 12/02/2012

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Try giving baby an ounce of water a day.. It will help loosen the stool. (Boil water and let it cool).

Nancy - posted on 12/01/2012

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You should speak to your pediatrician about it. My daughter started the same formula exclusively at 3 months when I stopped breastfeeding and developed problems with constipation. She would have a bowel movement every three days. I tried various natural methods to get her to go to the bathroom more frequently - belly massages, etc. but nothing worked. Our doctor said it was just on the cusp of normal so that we didn't have to use suppositories if we didn't want to. Eventually however it got to the point where it was obviously painful for our daughter and so we started (as per doctor's advice) giving her half a cap full of Myralax in her bottle in the morning. She started pooping every day and was totally fine. Not ideal, but better than her being in pain. Now that she is older and eating more solid food it's not really that much of an issue anymore.

Chana - posted on 12/01/2012

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Take him to the dr. you can massage his belly gently in a clockwise circular motion. This will encourage the natural flow of his bowels. If you see him straining during a diaper change, you can lift his legs so his knees are at his chest and apply gentle pressure to the perineum. If his belly becomes hard and he is uncomfortable or vomiting, your pediatrician may recommend glycerin suppositories. You may want to double check your formula mixing and be sure to follow instructions precisely. He will likely go on his own

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