Little one is constipated

Roshika - posted on 09/12/2016 ( 5 moms have responded )

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First time mom has very hard to find what's wrong with your little one.my baby is straining like he needs to poop.he is on enfamil formula.he was doing oki in the beginning with formula and all of sudden he stop eating like before n I talk to his doctor and he want me to try gerber soothe that might help him but after week of taking it. He is crying n straining n it is very hard for me to see him with pain. I took him to ER n they say he don't have medical condition for it. It might be gas making him strain .I don't know which formula is good for my newborn. Please help find me answer .

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Sarah - posted on 09/13/2016

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Try laying him face down over your lap and rock your knees side to side. Or lay him face up on his back with his head at your knees, hold his feet and bicycle his legs and then gently tuck them in to his belly. This can get the gas moving along. Also, try adding the mylicon to the bottle when you give it to him, so it is in his belly with the feed. That might help. Sadly, some babies (my first was) are colicky and that can last 10-12 weeks. While is seems forever, it will pass in a flash!

Sarah - posted on 09/13/2016

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You can also try Mylicon (simethicone) drops. You can get them over the counter at any pharmacy. They seemed to help my son.

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Roshika - posted on 09/12/2016

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Thanks for comment Sarah .He is 3 weeks old. Yes they did x-Ray so they said its gas making him strain. I might have to switch formula but I don't which one will help him better.

Sarah - posted on 09/12/2016

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If you went to the ER, then an xray of his belly was probably done. That image would show if he had stool in is colon. How old is he? Often babies have colic and they grunt and strain, but it there is no poop to push out. It does pass.

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