constipation

Onalenna Charity - posted on 03/23/2015 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My child is 16 weeks and she is constipated. What should I do to ease that? There is a little blood in her stool

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Onalenna Charity - posted on 04/11/2015

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Thank u dear but that was just for that one day n now she is good. I switched formula then. I have her Nan H.A. From infancy then I decided to go lactose free by switching to Infasoy. I guess it was her body just trying to get user to digesting it. Thanx a million though

Chana - posted on 03/23/2015

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I am speaking from experience here. If there is constipation and blood call your pediatrician. They will probably ask to see the stool to determine the amount of blood. This happened with my daughter and I will tell you what they told me. My daughter was constipated as well, usually 1 bowel movement every 3 days. (Hind sight that should have been a red flag but she was my first and it wasn't until I saw blood.) She had stretched her rectum from not having regular bowel movements and when she did they were hard, with the stretching came broken blood vessels causing the blood. We had to do a complete clean-out of her system which wasn't fun for either of us. She is fine now with daily fiber supplements, lots of water and Miralax as needed. I started keeping track of her bowels movements so that we can prevent this from happening again. That being said you need to call your pediatrician, I just wanted to give you a little insight and maybe less worry.

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