Sara - posted on 03/21/2009 ( 26 moms have responded )
Sara - posted on 03/21/2009 ( 26 moms have responded )
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Keri - posted on 03/24/2009
Bananas, apples and rice can all be constipating. Apple juice can cause a lot of gas, so I would recommend sticking with either prune or pear juice if you choose to go that route. My daughter was a preemie, and we had horrendous constipation issues her as a result. Pear juice and graham crackers mushed up with formula/milk is what worked for me to help keep her regular.
Heather - posted on 03/24/2009
I would buy some of the pureed prunes to add to her diet. You can give her prune juice as well and make sure she drinks water, that'll help as well.
When my son first started cereal, it made him constipated and I had to help him get it out. When you notice she has to go, put some vaseline around her anus so when she pushes, it helps it come out. Also, as she's laying on her back, push her knees up to her chest (kinda like you're in labor) and it helps it come out as well. Good luck!
Katey - posted on 03/24/2009
When I introduced my daughter to food, we added in watered down apple juice. Especially if you are thinking of giving her the baby rice. It helps with the taste and keeps things moving.
Megan - posted on 03/23/2009
my son had similiar problems and no one could tell us what it was. i started eliminating foods one by one and it turns out the problem was bananas (he is now allergic to them). once the bananas were gone we had no more issues. i would look at the food first because what i have found is that various problems including diaper rashes and stomach aches were all results of him not being able to digest certain foods properly. good luck i hope you can find out the source of the problem.
Tiffany - posted on 03/23/2009
DONT DO APPLE. My baby was born with cronic constipation and I am still having probs and she is 2.5 almost 3. Only give "P" juices to help. Prune, Pear, Peach, Apple cause cramping. I learned that from a nurse at a well know childrens hospital. She also told me to sit her in a warm bath with baking soda. You don't want to use sapositories very often cause she will start to depend on them. Also talk to your doctor about Mirlax you can get it over the counter and prob with her age they will prob say 1tsp. that really helped us. She did great for about a year till I stoped giving it to her and she went to school. Good Luck.
Holly - posted on 03/23/2009
WATER!!! My son had a simular problem. Our dr recommended pear juice and it works great! It is a little softer on the body than prunes. That is only to get them to start going, to keep it soft, give them plenty of water. You don't always have to give them juice.
Caroline - posted on 03/23/2009
Not every baby is ready for much in the way of solidfoods at that age. In fact, some pediatricians say no solid foods til 1 year. I wouldn't go that far, but back off. Start one thing, go a week, then try another. that way, you can tell what they are having trouble with. Hope this helps
Emily - posted on 03/23/2009
Yes, get a second (or third opinion). Your poor little baby, I am so sorry she is hurting.
Ashley - posted on 03/23/2009
Mix a SMALL amout of prune juice with some breastmilk or formula. Then make sure when you put her back on cereal mix is really watery and star with just a few spoonfuls, then gradually increase the thickness and amout. You can also give her applesauce everyday to keep her from getting constipated. But if you haven't stared her on veggies yet, don't do the applesauce until later. You always should start veggies before fruit.
Sara - posted on 03/23/2009
thank you were hoping thr doc is wrong too, he told me my 8 month old has genital warts! there is no history of that in our family, i dont want to beleive the doc. Im going crazy about it, but i will get a second opinion thank u i never thought of that! Sara
Mel - posted on 03/22/2009
i dont know what he told u but doc are not always right Sara! honestly i would take her to see someone else, we used to take our daughter to emergency or the childrens ward only because doctors never understood baby problems. maybe take her to a childrens hospital where they have better knowledge then a doctor?
Sara - posted on 03/22/2009
took her to the doctor and he told me some really bad news about it, its not a hemeriod though. Im going to get a second opinion because what he told it was is tottaly absord for an 8 month old to have, ive been crying all day and dont know what to do!
MarthaLynn - posted on 03/21/2009
Definitely pears amd green vegetables
Karen - posted on 03/21/2009
she probably won't like prune juice. Give her pear juice. That's what my Grand daughter had to have. The Doctor suggested it. It does work. Just a few ounces a day.
Mel - posted on 03/21/2009
as posted earlier the home remedies mainly prunes/prune juice work the best. 10 mills prune juice to 10 mills water up to two times a day. you can get stool softener from the chemist as well, rubbing her lower tummy helps. apple juice and orange juice as posted already. you can also use parachoc not sure if they have it over there, it says 1 yr + but its fine to use at 8 months as long as you give a lower dosage so start out with the minimum. my daughter has had constipation since 2 weeks old and is now 11 months
Amy - posted on 03/21/2009
My son had the same problem! He would strain and strain, and his face would turn purple, and it was scary! The pediatrician said to make sure he gets 2 oz of liquids after each solid food feeding (we did about 1/2 oz prune juice to 1 1/2 oz water), and to give him foods like peas, lima beans, pears, and prunes and to avoid starchy foods like white potatoes. This did the trick. I now try to make sure he gets enough liquids through nursing, but he drinks about 4-5 oz of liquids aside from breastmilk everyday. I spread it out throughout the day. I was really leery about giving him juice so early (I didn't see the need for added sugar in his diet), but you can buy the prune juice that's not from concentrate, and usually it doesn't have any added sugar. Also, since he's gotten used to drinking from a sippy cup, I use about 1/2 oz of prune juice to 4 oz water, so he's getting much more water than juice. It has definitely helped to soften things up. Hope this helps!
Jaimie - posted on 03/21/2009
definitely prunes! ...my daughters doctor recommended them the other day because she was having a really difficult time going to the bathroom ... they worked so well and within an hour or two after eating them she was able to go to the bathroom again
Karyn - posted on 03/21/2009
my son has the same problem since he was 2mnths (hes now 7mnths), the doctor told me to give him 2oz of prune juice to 2 oz of water not to give him rice cereal only the oatmeal kind if you are doing fruits pears are the best way to go and if you are giving her formula then you might want to try the gentle ease or soy (my son is on soy). With my son it is very hard to introduce new foods so you may have to introduce food slower than you would normally.
Edie - posted on 03/21/2009
Make sure she's getting enough fluids in her diet. Too much fiber will definitley lead to straining.
Amy - posted on 03/21/2009
You might try giving them Green Veggies to eat, like green beans or peas. They always make my baby go number 2. Also, make sure that she is drinking enough fluids like water or breastmilk or formula. Sometimes the formula you use, can make them get constipated, so you might try a different formula if you are using it. Good Luck. BTW, the pureed prunes does the trick. Only do a few spoonfuls and it works really well.
Mandy - posted on 03/21/2009
I feed my babies the pureed prunes especially with the cereals. When it looked like they were staining to poo, I would give a glycerine suppository which seems to help.
Alicia - posted on 03/21/2009
Juice never worked for us...only Karo syrup in one of her bottles each day or about 1/3 of a jar of baby prunes. The first time I gave her the whole jar of prunes and we had about 4 exploding diapers in a row (all in about 2 hours time). You might also try to watch how much iron you are adding to the diet; like certain veggies have extra iron.
Now I think she drinks enough water in the day to help out. I hope this helps.
When all else failed, the pediatrician told me to give her 1/2 of a child's supository. I have to admit that I didn't realize you have to hold the supository in for her until she was able to poo. So, if you have a weak stomach, then that might not be the route to go.
Jennie - posted on 03/21/2009
I would take her to the doctor to treat the problems she's currently having, and do an overall health check for her. She may be intolerant to the foods she is eating. Probably not, but it's worth going to the doctor over. Also, as other mommies have said, try some watered-down apple juice and see if that helps the problem. =) Good luck and take care!
Krysti - posted on 03/21/2009
Ditto from the post previous post. I was NOT going to let mine drink juice until she was older but we ended up in the ER b/c I didnt know what to do. She had a huge BM stuck half in and out of her pooper! (Not to be gross but since we're both moms....) She was in so much pain and i felt helpless so i gave in and started to give her juice (watered down of course) and no ER visits since.
Stevie - posted on 03/21/2009
have you taken her to the doctor he could maybe give her something to help take care of it and you could see if there is something that she can take to help sofen her stool um try some apple juice or something
Beth - posted on 03/21/2009
mine did the same thing. give her some prune juice. NOT very much or you will have a mess on your hands. I'd try 1 oz to 3 oz of water. Could also try apple or grape juice. Though that didn't work very well with mine. Another item to try is white kryo syrup and mix it with whatever she is drinking. Start with 1 tbls. I hope that helps. Oh another good juice is orange juice. Again watch how much you give her.