my 2month old baby can't poop.. it's been 2 days now.. what should i do?
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Dove - posted on 07/26/2012
Not pooping for 2 days does not automatically mean he is constipated. Some babies poop several times/day... others won't poop for a week. This is NORMAL. Frequency (or lack of) of poop does not mean constipation.
I recommend doing NOTHING, but continue to breastfeed. Once he does poop the consistency of it will tell you if there's a problem or not. If it's hard and pellet like... he's got a problem. If it's all soft and smushy... no problem at all.
Please do not give a 2 month old baby anything other than breast milk or formula without his doctor's knowledge and recommendation (though I'd be wary if the doc recommended anything else with out more evidence of a problem).
Vhienuz - posted on 07/26/2012
oh thankyou sisters for your advices! :) i'm just so worried about him, but he's burping and have flatulence .. but he can't poop.. i'm looking for alternative medicine about this constipation.. do you know some? thanks
Candace - posted on 07/26/2012
My now 11 yr old had colic & constant constipation & still had a gassy tummy & stomach problems. I have not read any of the previous posts, but I will tell you what I had to do & no it was not pleasant for either of us. By the advice of her pediatrician, I gave her Myralax (at the time it was over-the-counter, but behind the pharmacy & was expensive, I would talk to your pediatrician about the amount to give your child). I would give it to her in her bottles, I breastfed, but would have to bottle feed for this (limit milk & if you are breast feeding, I suggest eating & drinking high fiber) then I held her on her tummy, across my arm (her head in my hand & her legs strattled across my arm) & pat her lower back. If it didn't work & had been a few days (I gave it 3-4), I had to help it come out. Put her in the bathtub with warm water & using my pinky finger in her bottom only to the first knuckle as you don't want to hurt her (make sure your nails are cut very short) almost like an enema, but without the water, it would make her use her muscles & the warm bath water added a little extra moisture, many times I actually had to help remove it myself by kind of carefully digging in a sense. I would bathe her in the baby bath in the sink afterwards. Yes, it was absolutely disgusting & I had to bleach the tub often, but her relief was worth it. It worked 99% of the time, & then once the "clog" was released, she would usually have 2 or 3 bowel movements within hours. I know this sounds so gross & crazy, but I had one of the most up to date & best pediatricians at the time. It can make them very sick & cause long term problems.
I don't share this story often, & when I do I usually get a lot of giggles & " I can't do that", but it was not a funny experience at all & important that I did. I know how hard it is & I am so sorry. It's hard to have a kid with tummy problems, but as mothers, we sometimes do things we never thought in our wildest thoughts we would ever have to do.
Edit: after reading other posts: I also tried the natural remedies like kayro syrup, etc. I would highly recommend trying these options first! Also Myralax is natural & a very gentle laxative.
Also, it's ok to find this amusing, I am not offended if it makes you giggle, I tease my daughter about it now, but at the time, it was not funny, it's awful to have to do this to your sweet baby.
Thereasa - posted on 07/25/2012
hmm really hard to say im baby was 4 weeks old when i went threw this my ex mother in law rung health line they suggested trying to bootle feed some warm brownsugar and water 100mls in 3 hour time lots then i got a wee bit i ened up taking him to the doctor and they gave him something i cant rememeber what (he is 9 now) give brown sugar ago for a day. are u changing form brestmilk to formula?
Erin - posted on 07/26/2012
I breast fed all 6 of my children. When this would happen to them at the guidance of my pediatrician, I was told to give them Kayro Syrup. Start out with a tiny amount at first 1/2 teaspoon in the bottle and mix well and this should relieve the constipation.
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