My 5 month old is pooping rock hard pebbles.. Does anyone have advice?

Alicia - posted on 08/20/2012 ( 6 moms have responded )

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My daughter is 5 months old and she is pooping like every 2-3 days and when she does, its like rock hard peebles. Her doctor told me to give her prune juice. She gets juice and water everyday and still nothing. Anyone have any advice?

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Joey - posted on 12/30/2014

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My daughter is 10 months and has had the same problem since she was young! Everyone has an opinion but nothing I tried really fixed the problem. Sure, it would help for a day or maybe not at all, but she only pooped every 2-3 days and always hard rocks. The Dr. suggested Soy, so we did soy. Not too much changed. We do prunes when it gets painful and that will help get her through that. I've changed her diet, formula, fluid intake, etc... and still nothing changed. The Dr said as long as she is pooping and it's not painful, that she's okay. (It's only painful every now and then.)
I found organic flax seed oil is very helpful. Not only is it healthy for the whole family, but it works on helping her go daily. The BM is still clay like, but they happen daily, which helps them not hurt. Hope this helps!

Alicia - posted on 08/21/2012

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Ive been told not to give them stuff like laxatives to help them poop because they might get use to you helping them and they wont poop alone.. She is on babyfood but shes had pooping issues way before I started her on babyfood.. We switched formulas once and it didnt help..

Star - posted on 08/20/2012

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My daughter had same problem i used 1tsp mineral oil to 4oz of water. It worked great for me.

Amy - posted on 08/20/2012

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Is she on solids? If so have you tried cutting back on them, if she's not on solids then I would look into switching formulas.

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if you are giving her juice and it isn't working, you may need to get your child some baby laxatives. Keep her diet high in fibre (lots of fruit and vegies) as well and see how she goes. You can get tha baby laxatives over the counter at your local chemist. hope she's feeling better soon

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