7 month old constipated

Kelsey - posted on 12/29/2009 ( 208 moms have responded )

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mi 7 month old daughter is constipated and we have tried everything warm baths water apple jucie prunes...and im stuck we took her off solids for a while to give her some relif but as soo as she ate solids 7 hours later she was having problems again..shes been eating solids since she was 4 months and didnt have a problem untill a few weeks ago....

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Mary - posted on 12/29/2009

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this may sound bad but i was showed this by my pediatrician when my daughter was a baby and i have done this to my nephew ...if they have not had a bowl movement in a couple days or they have trouble passing the stool dip a q-tip in Vaseline and insert it and just gently roll it around it makes there muscle contract and have a couple diapers handy to slide under them cuz it begins to come out fast after a minute or so of doing that ..but only try this as last resort and not to often i was told or they will think it has to be done everytime for them to go ...hope this helps some :)

Gina - posted on 12/31/2009

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Quoting Jaya:

Do try this. It is an age old concept passed on by my granny. Remove the seeds of a banana and mash it well and feed your baby. If you like, you may steam the banana too. This used to work most of the time for me.



this will only make the the child more constipated  banana s are use in what is called the brat diet to help children and adult with diarrhea.



 

Michelle - posted on 01/03/2010

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You should check in with your pediatrician. A great natural stool softener is Kid's Calm (magnesium supplement) for infants. Goggle it... you can find it at Whole Foods or good vitamin shops.

April - posted on 01/03/2010

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My ped. told me to put dark karo in the milk bottle. It always worked.

Ebony - posted on 01/03/2010

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It might b her milk she might b lactose u never know sweetie try that let her dr. know she keeps being constipated and he might change her milk!!!!

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Nichole - posted on 01/03/2010

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I used to have this problem with my daughter when she was that age...try giving her a 4oz bottle of half 100% natural Sunsweet (needs to be this brand) Prune Juice & half water in the evening or 1st thing in the AM. It always worked for me, I actually started giving her this bottle once per day in the AM as her juice bottle. Also, if she was very constipated we used glycerin suppositories..you can get them at any pharmacy. Hope this helps!!!

Emily - posted on 01/03/2010

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have you tried dark karo syrup in her bottles? That's what my pediatrician told me to do. A couple tbsp and she should go within a couple of days. If not, I'd ask the doc

Kristen - posted on 01/03/2010

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My daughter had the same problems since birht, after trying many different things, we finally took her to a chiropractor and she has not had problems since.

Brenda - posted on 01/03/2010

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Well sounds like everyone is giving some good advise, every child is going to respond differently to their food. for us apple juice keeps littleones loose. Blueberries are great to get the bowels moving, usually 1/2 the babyfood jar will work.

Darlene - posted on 01/03/2010

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Maybe white grape juice that helped my son its gentle but comparable to prunes. And maybe switch formulas cause the one use use could be hard to digest for her

Kristin - posted on 01/03/2010

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brewer's yeast and high fiber cereal. my son also eats prunes three times a week mixed in with is protein porridge.

Shel Lin - posted on 01/03/2010

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What kind of solid is your child eating???? If he is fed with starch, he will get constipated. A child is not ready for starch until he is 2 years old, the best diet is to stay on juices and fruits and breastmilk until he was 2. For reference, please read Herbert Shelton, Natural Hygiene for children.

Paula - posted on 01/03/2010

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you may be feeding her too much of the same food i know too much chocolate can cause this problem try different types of fruit and brown bread or you can buy bran from a health food shop an sprinkle it on food can put it on breakfast ,mash potatoes just sprinkle sum in most things she eats should help .

Natalie - posted on 01/03/2010

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When my little girl was constipated I was told to apply a small amount of vaseline to her bottom and massage gently into her bottom for a minute or so, it worked for my little one as it contracted muscles inside to help her have a bowel movement. Hope she gets better with it soon xx

Jan - posted on 01/03/2010

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When one of my daughters was a baby, she was constipated all the time. It was a problem she had until she reached young adulthood. You can buy baby suppositories. They're soft and a little greasy, you insert them in the rectum and hold it there and the usually work immediately. They don't hurt the baby at all. My daughter never even cried when I used them.

Kaylah - posted on 01/03/2010

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I was advised by my health nurse to give my son when he was constipated a teaspoon of brown sugar disolved in 10mlof warm water before his bottle

Ebony - posted on 01/03/2010

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My daughter had 2 have her milk changed because she was having a hard time digesting it im telling u it's the milk y keep putting urself through that there's nothing else could b wrong but her digestive system honey think about it.Similac is not always the best milk

Allison - posted on 01/02/2010

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This will sound a liitle strange but it totally worked for my son at that age. A tsp. of white crown corn syrup in the milk/ formula! It may take one dose in the morning and one in the afternoon but a spoonfull of sugar makes the medicine go down, as they say. p.s. this was handed down from my mother and yup, i thought it was mighty strange but a regular baby is a happy baby. Good luck!

Allison - posted on 01/02/2010

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This will sound a liitle strange but it totally worked for my son at that age. A tsp. of white crown corn syrup in the milk/ formula! It may take one dose in the morning and one in the afternoon but a spoonfull of sugar makes the medicine go down, as they say. p.s. this was handed down from my mother and yup, i thought it was mighty strange but a regular baby is a happy baby. Good luck!

Angela - posted on 01/02/2010

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try rubbing vasilne on and around her belly button and plus on herbottom as well to see if that will help.

Angela - posted on 01/02/2010

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try rubbing vasilne on and around her belly button and plus on herbottom as well to see if that will help.

Angela - posted on 01/02/2010

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try rubbing vasilne on and around her belly button and plus on herbottom as well to see if that will help.

Angela - posted on 01/02/2010

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try rubbing vasilne on and around her belly button and plus on herbottom as well to see if that will help.

Angela - posted on 01/02/2010

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try rubbing vasilne on and around her belly button and plus on herbottom as well to see if that will help.

Miracle - posted on 01/02/2010

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Give the baby an enema. It comes in infant strength. Trust me, its harmless to the baby and it really works. The brand to get is called: Fleet. Its easy to use and worth it! Let me know how it goes.

Brandi - posted on 01/02/2010

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Kayro Syrup works!!! I used to give it to my little one just mixed in water, but you can mix it with juice, milk or formula too. I would hold off on anything apple or banana as they tend to stop you up even more seeing that they are considered binders. Try the Kayro Syrup and see how it goes. If all else fails I have used the little fleet too.

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My 3 yr old has been also since I started reg milk at 3months. Check how she reacts. Take all milk away completely, lots of fibers in any for, but not too muc. DOcs only say water, keep hydrated, fiber,.... but bad cases I used a treatment frm her doc Cld lactulose.... also vaseline does help the path out....

Krissy - posted on 01/02/2010

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When my son was constipated, i gave him straight prune nectar, don't water it down at all, don't give her alot but if its really bad, i was giving him at least 4 ounces. or a supository ( spelling is probably off ) its not a pleasant activity but if it needs to be done, it needs to get done. hopefully this helps, if that still doesn't work, definatly talk to her doctor.

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My 3 yr old has been also since I started reg milk at 3months. Check how she reacts. Take all milk away completely, lots of fibers in any for, but not too muc. DOcs only say water, keep hydrated, fiber,.... but bad cases I used a treatment frm her doc Cld lactulose.... also vaseline does help the path out....

Shannon - posted on 01/02/2010

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I saw that a couple of people suggested the Karo light corn syrup. My pediatician recommended that for my son, mixed with his breast milk or formula, and it worked wonders. When things got really bad a little bit of mineral oil mixed into the milk, instead of the Karo, did the trick. Good luck.

Amanda - posted on 01/02/2010

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my son is 4 and a half months old and we have had this problem many times stick a thermometer in vasaline and gently insert it in her anus. i know it sounds mean but it will make her push and it will make her go... also try apple julice and fruits as solid foods.. they help them go to the bathroom

Nichole - posted on 01/02/2010

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Sounds like she needs water!!! Just boil water and let it cool then give it to her in a bottle, you could give it to her in a sippy cup but she would probably get more out of a bottle.

Jennifer - posted on 01/02/2010

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I am just reading this and hope all is well for her! This is a very old remedy but it worked! Put 2 Tsp of Karo syrup in her milk.

Lindsey - posted on 01/02/2010

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By the way, use the can of real pumkpin down the baking isle. (the kind you would use for a pie)

Lindsey - posted on 01/02/2010

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Canned pumpkin worked for my son when he got constipated from solids. I had tried everything and then someone told me that the pumpkin worked, I gave it a shot, it made a huge difference and my son liked the taste of it too. Also, be sure to only do one food at a time, too much variation could really stop up a baby.

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No juice!!! Apple juice constipated my son. We didn't take note until we gave him applesauce that very night he was screaming that he couldn't go to the bathroom. We put two and two together and when we eliminated the apple juice, apple sauce, he never had the problem again! Let me know if it works for you. Good Luck!!!

Stephanie - posted on 01/02/2010

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My baby boy was constipated for a couple days after being born and the pediatrician told us to give him 4 oz of water mixed with a teaspoon of karo syrup. We did and it worked wonders. He got constipated again after about a week and we tried it again and again it worked. Now he's pooping daily on a regular basis!

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Try a bit of vasiline on a q-tip and insert it up her rectum....i did this on my 7 week old and it is a very gentle solution.You might have to do it more then once. My son had his BM almost instantly!

Good luck!

Jackie - posted on 01/02/2010

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Hopefully, your problem is over by now. Try 6 oz water that is about temperature of milk when u warm it.

Ruksana - posted on 01/02/2010

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I would not give too much pasta or rice during meals but would encourage lots of veg with your choice of protein with lots of fruit either side of the meals and lots of fluids. With the help of regular exercise in the form of a short walk or swim etc your child should not be constipated any more.



Good luck, Ruksana

Wanda - posted on 01/02/2010

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Is she having formula? Are you mixing to the specifications? Sometimes the temptation to add a little bit more powder is the culprit.

Amy - posted on 01/02/2010

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my daughter has just had the same thing happin .. have you changed your daughters formula ?? .. i changed from step 1 to step 2 and poor lil huni ended up constipated .. took her back to step 1 and she is fine again .. i tryed warm baths, juice, drops in her milk ect and none worked

Kelli - posted on 01/02/2010

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Quoting holly:

I would try a Dr. visit, however I would try to stay clear from actual laxatives for babys, unless she drinks them. Do not do any enemas or stool softners in her bum, this can cause the bum muscles to rely on them if used alot, We tried all that is said in alot of the other comments with my daughter, she lost all the muscles in her bum. She went but it was never on a potty or in a diaper it was in her pants from 1 year to 4. So talk to a doc. If they have ideas try them just dont do bum. We also dropped all her juices and switched to white grape juice. She is 14 now and it still helps if there is ever an issue. Good luck and hang in there.


I had the same problem with my now 5yr old. We tried everything and it turned out she would mess her pants more than go in the toilet (&we still have the occasional "accident". When she was a bub it would get so backed up it was too hard & thick for her to go. Once after doing the bike riding motion (that she too didn't really like, but ended up being the best thing) I had to break up the poo with my finger - it was the width of her bum, so there was no chance it was coming out.



Goodluck for now & in the future.

Chantell - posted on 01/02/2010

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hi my name is chantell im a mum of a lil boy who is 17months old now. i had the same problem with my lil man too and there is stuff called GRIP WATER its specially for children it helps them with that problem...

Natasha - posted on 01/02/2010

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Hey Kelsey how are you have the baby went to the bathroom as of yet. My mom use to use ivory soap, she would get it very wet and stick it up in them and within seconds both my sons were going to the bathroom she would do it to all her grand kids and I must say it worked.

Jodie - posted on 01/02/2010

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I always gave my kids karo syrup in luke warm water when they were constipated. Always worked for me!

Georgia - posted on 01/02/2010

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this is really OLD School... and today who knows, but I was advised to add a tablespoon of white karo syrup to the formula. It worked for us and mine children are 28, 24 and 15 now.... just a suggestion.



Good Luck!

Wanda - posted on 01/02/2010

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Give a lot of water and little solid slowly to her but more liquid and fruits in baby food .

Dixie - posted on 01/02/2010

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sometimes their sphincter muscles are not developed all the way and if you try using a rectal thermometer she will naturally try to push it out which helps her push out her bowl movements also.

Pat - posted on 01/02/2010

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Four months was pretty young to start solids and perhaps her little digestive system just is not developed enough to handle it. Someone suggested the "roll up" and that can work. Please take her to her physician and make sure she does not have an intestinal blockage.

Sonora - posted on 01/02/2010

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the same thing happened to my son and the hospital told us to lay him on his back, press his legs to his tummy, and genty press a q-tip with vasoline on there, its gross, but it was the only thing that worked

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