Breastfed baby aging bowel movement issues

Kerry - posted on 08/23/2015 ( 4 moms have responded )

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My baby boy is 2 months and 1 week old. He is exclusively breastfed he was pooping after every feeding and the paSt 2 weeks he has gone 3 to 5 days the most without ppooping he's very gassy we took him to his doctor and he recommended me to put him on pedialyte throughout the day and give him enfamil gentlease to wash him out but this didn't work. Then they told me to help him poop by using thermometer to stimulate him and that's the only way he's been able to poop can someone tell me what other good remedies can I do to help my baby. Someone also suggested I give him chamomile tea

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~♥Little Miss - posted on 08/23/2015

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Best answer? Ask the pharmacist. Seriously. When my son had constipation, the doctor never really helped. They kept telling me not to worry.

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Sarah - posted on 08/23/2015

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It is frustrating to have a doctor tell you to not breastfeed. Unless baby is dehydrated, losing weight or otherwise not healthy. Around 2 to 3 months breastfed babies can go from pooping every day, to once every few days. As a rule, unless on medication or dehydrated, a breastfed baby will not get constipated. Manually helping him to poop only sets the stage for injury and further pooping problems. If baby is bright eyed, reaching milestones, having plenty of wet diapers and seems content after feeding, IMO don't worry. The increase in gas could be from a dietary change that you made. I'd be interested in what the lactation consultant says.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 08/23/2015

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Yeah, my son was on day number 9 when i asked the pharmacist. I also don't like when they tell you to give baby anything but breast milk or formula.

Gentle ease DID eventually help my son btw. It is not an overnight fix though. I was breastfeeding and formula feeding.

Kerry - posted on 08/23/2015

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Thank you will definitely do that and also contact a breastfeeding consultant. I really hate when they say not to worry....like if I didn't worry I wouldn't be coming to see you in the first place.

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