My baby doesn't poop voluntarily for 3 wks!

Aileen - posted on 10/12/2013 ( 4 moms have responded )

4

0

1

He is constipated, and I decided to insert Glycerin suppository on his rectal, after a minute, he poop, kinda hard stool! We went to his pedia and recommended Lactulose(a laxative) and Protexin( probiotics) after 5 days of taking it, he still dont poop. He strains, releases gas, but still no poo. I inserted suppository again, and he has a watery dark yellow stool. I dont know what to do next because i've done almost everything to let him poo voluntarily, bicycle legs, warm baths, tummy massage.

He is bottle fed.
Im a first time mom and a nursing student.

4 Comments

View replies by

Suzi - posted on 10/15/2013

129

0

10

Baby prune juice and pear juice are safe to use daily for long periods because they also have some nutritional value.
But - don't hesitate to use the suppository if that doesn't work by itself - it's not "addictive" or damaging to the system if used often, and it's safer in side-effect terms than any oral lax. (To find out about the "damage" fallacy, read Dr Udi Shmueli's book on IBS). Better to use the suppository than suffer the results of the baby not doing a doo for days on end.

Aileen - posted on 10/13/2013

4

0

1

Not even 2 days. He don't poop at all. Suppositories was recommended by his doctor, and if I won't do that, his body might be poisoned bcause of not pooping.

Sarah - posted on 10/12/2013

3,879

14

1082

Pooping two times a day.....that is fine! Why do you think he should poop more then 2 times a day? Some babies only poop every other day or once a day. It is not constipation unless they are not pooping for MORE THEN 3 DAYS.....and that means pooping at all. Please don't give your baby anything if he is pooping daily.....you will only mess his system up!

Aileen I would talk with your doc. Usually for laxatives they take awhile to get through your system....usually at least 3 days, and often times you need to continue doing them daily. I would talk to your doc first before doing more suppositories those can be hard on their system and can cause long term side effects. Sometimes needed, but your doc may have other options he/she may want to try before relying on the suppositories.

Jailene - posted on 10/12/2013

7

0

2

Same with my baby he hardly ever poops and I breastfeed him I've tried everything and still only poops 2 times a day . I've been thinking of giving him a herbal tea though just not sure how it works ...

Join Circle of Moms

Sign up for Circle of Moms and be a part of this community! Membership is just one click away.

Join Circle of Moms