Help my baby pas a big hard dry poop

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Tija - posted on 11/09/2013

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Make sure she is getting plenty of water. A little tiny bit of peppermint extract added to a bottle will relieve some of the pain, or maybe even some tylonol. Then, when your baby is in a calmer state, put on some gloves, turn her to her side, add some lubricating jelly to your finger and gently remove some of the stool. She might just have a blockage and this will elivieate the bad tummy cramps.

Natalia - posted on 11/07/2013

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Get a suppository, they are little wax looking things that you insert into the rectum, probably need just half of one. My daughter had problems with her bowel movements when she was a baby, I tried karo, foods almost everything. After I tried the suppository it only look half an hour and everything that was blocked came out. It is safe, her doctor suggested it and you can purchase it at any pharmacy.

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Bilhah - posted on 11/09/2016

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Babies magic tea is a good natural supplement for babies to relieve them from constipation and gas.

Suzi - posted on 11/16/2013

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Try either a glycerine suppository for babies (approx 1 gram) or cut a sliver of unscented soap, apply plenty of vaseline and push the soap up there. Maybe she won't like it going in, but it's safe and it'll definitely make her do a dooh in a few minutes.

Caren - posted on 11/12/2013

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tried that too..she was so apprehensive of the pain ..but thank you I think that is the only possible way to help the pain...to reshape the stool and lubricate her rectum

Marie - posted on 11/11/2013

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There is a baby balm called Earth Mama Angel Baby Angel Baby Bottom Balm, 2-Ounce Jar sold online thru target and on amazon I highly recommend this! It's all organic and it helps for diaper rash and helps when babies have a hard stool to pass.

Ambur - posted on 11/10/2013

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The corn syrup in many formulas is Karo, which is different than high fructose corn syrup.

Caren - posted on 11/08/2013

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Yes I know .. But when the stool is already in the rectum it's too late to soften so I think I can't avoid her hurting if it gets to the point where we were. ..

Jessica - posted on 11/08/2013

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So rather than encouraging her to poop, you really need stool softening foods - make sure you're giving her things high in fiber. Oatmeal and flaxseed is good.

Caren - posted on 11/08/2013

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But the problem is the pain..the apple juice stimulated her to go and she emptied her bowel but I could not avoid the pain

Caren - posted on 11/07/2013

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We have been giving her raisins,prune juice, apple juice, even went to the doc and got senna syrup. Having a rough time getting the right amount of everything i guess.I just gave her a big warm bttle of apple juice to fill her tummy to stimulate her reflex to have a BM but it was still very painfull.Of curse we are trying to prevent this but there doesnt seem to be a way to add lube to her rectum or something to help the pain of passing a too large too dry stool.

Julie A - posted on 11/07/2013

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There are no formulas with Karo syrup in them. Karo syrup is used for cooking. Amber you are misinformed. @Caren, how is she? What did you end up using?

Ambur - posted on 11/07/2013

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If your baby is on formula, you probably need to switch to a more gentle formula. I hear that the ones that have corn syrup (karo) keep babies from becoming constipated.

Jessica - posted on 11/06/2013

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Yup...they say give them 'P' foods such as peaches, pears, prunes and pumpkin. Avocado works too - I make a sweet potato and avocado mash for my girl when she's a little bit constipated - softens things up nicely. Avoid any rice cereals or high-fibre foods like oatmeal. Make sure she is drinking enough fluid as well of course.

Julie A - posted on 11/06/2013

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My baby did the same thing today I fed her baby food prunes an it took care of it like magic. Peaches work also but I think prunes are best. You can put some in her bottle or just feed her. OR about a teaspoon of karo syrup in her milk bottle or in warm water. This works good too but the prunes worked faster for my baby. Within 2 hours she had 3 movements and before she was grunting bc she was pushing so hard and barely anything coming out and hard. Now she's all better. Hope this helps

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