my daughter is 1 week and 2 days old and is very constipated she's also very stubborn with her wind i tried colic drops that just made her sick anything else i can do for either of these problems

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Melanie - posted on 05/03/2010

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are you breast feeding or bottle feeding? breast fed babies don't normally have trouble with being constipated. perhaps going and see your MD before giving bub any medication at such a young age.

Pamela - posted on 04/04/2009

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If your breastfeeding , i would try inficol drops( i think thats how you spell it lol ) it helped alot with my son it worked instantly .you can buy that at walmart $8 . But if your formula feeding you might want to switch her formula ? there is maybe to much iron in the one your giving to her  .?

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Shona - posted on 04/13/2009

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my health visitor advised changin my lil girls formula wen she had trouble with conxtipation and it worked pretty quick. sum formulas dnt suit some babys. hope this helps

Rebecca - posted on 04/13/2009

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My daughter was the same way!!! You need to take a hard look at what formula you are using you might need to change to a soy based or a gentlease. Mylicon Drops help. Do not use Karo Syrup......use this for maybe a day until she goes but do not rely on this. It can be very harmful and is LOADED with sugar. Also try going to the chiropracter!!!! It works. I took my daughter when she was very young and she pooped before I could even get her back in her car seat. Sometimes when babies are cramped in our bellies their backs get out of place. It really makes sense. Do the chiropracter and research probiotics. It helps the colon , digestive system, and immune system. But I highly suggest the chiropracter. Beleive me it works. I struggled for two months of screaming and a miserable, gassy baby. It was over in the matter of seconds!!!!!!

Rebecca - posted on 04/13/2009

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My daughter was the same way!!! You need to take a hard look at what formula you are using you might need to change to a soy based or a gentlease. Mylicon Drops help. Do not use Karo Syrup......use this for maybe a day until she goes but do not rely on this. It can be very harmful and is LOADED with sugar. Also try going to the chiropracter!!!! It works. I took my daughter when she was very young and she pooped before I could even get her back in her car seat. Sometimes when babies are cramped in our bellies their backs get out of place. It really makes sense. Do the chiropracter and research probiotics. It helps the colon , digestive system, and immune system. But I highly suggest the chiropracter. Beleive me it works. I struggled for two months of screaming and a miserable, gassy baby. It was over in the matter of seconds!!!!!!

Rebecca - posted on 04/13/2009

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My daughter was the same way!!! You need to take a hard look at what formula you are using you might need to change to a soy based or a gentlease. Mylicon Drops help. Do not use Karo Syrup......use this for maybe a day until she goes but do not rely on this. It can be very harmful and is LOADED with sugar. Also try going to the chiropracter!!!! It works. I took my daughter when she was very young and she pooped before I could even get her back in her car seat. Sometimes when babies are cramped in our bellies their backs get out of place. It really makes sense. Do the chiropracter and research probiotics. It helps the colon , digestive system, and immune system. But I highly suggest the chiropracter. Beleive me it works. I struggled for two months of screaming and a miserable, gassy baby. It was over in the matter of seconds!!!!!!

NILZA - posted on 04/12/2009

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try Chamomile tea works good just make sure the baby does not choke with the water, since she is so little but this helps with the colic.  since she is constipated add a little karo syrup make sure it is the clear one.  add a little syrup to the tea and also to the milk in the bottle if you formula feed.  this should help with the constipation

Amelie - posted on 04/12/2009

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My 2 girls have been constipated since they where born... Try finding a book on baby massages... they have really good technics on relieving colics and stimulating the bowels... it works wonders!

Jennifer - posted on 04/12/2009

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Try peppermint water. Go to your local store, go down the baking isle and get mint extract. Take two ounces of warm water, two drops of the mint, and a tsp of sugar. This worked for my daughter.

Alicia - posted on 04/12/2009

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that can be very normal most babies can go without a bowel movment for up to five days at a time but if it cotinues longer than that I would consult a doctor just to be on the safe side.

Jessica - posted on 04/12/2009

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Karo syrup def works! only use about a teaspoon for 4 ozs. but baby applejuice will to the trick too

Mandy - posted on 04/12/2009

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Quoting Pippa:

my daughter is 1 week and 2 days old and is very constipated she's also very stubborn with her wind i tried colic drops that just made her sick anything else i can do for either of these problems




Have you tried giving her boiled water, this is good for constipation and wind.  Try it when she is due for a feed, a  couple of mouthfuls should be enough and when she is use to taking water, give inbetween meals to help.  Hope this helps.  Mandy

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Do not give a 1 week old juice!! Why do you think she is constipated? It is absolutely normal for a baby to go a few days without a stool. My daughter did once a week and my son only goes every few days. All perfectly normal stools. Every baby is different. If you are worried about something, talk to your pediatrician about it. If you don't trust their answer, then you need to find a new pediatrician. Also, the American Academy of Pediatric website is wonderful www.aap.org

Heidi - posted on 04/12/2009

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when i switched over to formula at 4 1/2 weeks my daughter got constipated and i gave her gripe water in every bottle and then changed the formula brand and gradually took her off the gripe water and she was fine. apparently tummy massage helps talk to ur health professional she can put u in touch with someone who can show u how

Lynette - posted on 04/11/2009

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My son was the same. His crying due to his pain made me cry all the time!



Here's what helped him;



If you're formula feeding, try changing to a more gentle one or better yet, liquid formula. So there is no chance of unmixed powder.  Massage the baby's tummy in a warm bath.



Put Vaseline on his private behind - It sounds strange my doc advised it and it worked for me every single time. It worked in about 24 hours of putting it there.



GOOD LUCK!

Kristi - posted on 04/11/2009

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My daughter Hailey had the same problem.  She was fine for a week or so and then would try so hard that she would actually make herself spit up.  Our pediatrician first suggested using suppositories and Milicon drops to help with the gas build up when needed but she was still having such a hard time that they recommended using apple prune juice twice a day.  (2 parts juice to 1 part water.)  We also ended up switching her formula to Soy Similac. It really did the trick!  Good luck! 

Tonya - posted on 04/11/2009

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hi have u tried colief drops i used them 4 my last 2 children i had and i thought they were brill.

Jennifer - posted on 04/11/2009

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If you are just giving her formula, the drops other moms suggested will work, but because breast milk has water in it, if she isn't getting the water it could be stopping her up.  Try to give her a little bit of water in a bottle :)

Lindsay - posted on 04/11/2009

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My daughter suffered from the same thing. My health visiter recommended watered down pure orange juice which seemed to work. Gripe water didn't work for us. Hope that helps.

Kimberly - posted on 04/11/2009

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Hi my name is Kim, my first daughter was the same way. We tried Kayro syrup you can find it in your baking isle. It will soften her stool enough to help get it out. We put in her formula. It is thick so make sure you shake it really well. Let me know how you do.

Kimberly - posted on 04/11/2009

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My first daughter was also colic as well. We had gone to an old school pharmacy and he suggested to use Humphry's 1 and or 3. They all natural and have chamamile and other natural ingrediants in them. They come in small little white pellets and they are meant to dissolve very fast. I used to melt them and then put them in a syringe and put directly in her mouth, that way i knew she got it in her system. I hope it works!!

Kimberly - posted on 04/11/2009

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Hi my name is Kim, my first daughter was the same way. We tried Kayro syrup you can find it in your baking isle. It will soften her stool enough to help get it out. We put in her formula. It is thick so make sure you shake it really well. Let me know how you do.

Kimberly - posted on 04/11/2009

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Hi my name is Kim, my first daughter was the same way. We tried Kayro syrup you can find it in your baking isle. It will soften her stool enough to help get it out. We put in her formula. It is thick so make sure you shake it really well. Let me know how you do.

Megan - posted on 04/11/2009

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Put a little bit of Karo syrup in every bottle. My friend does that for her baby.

Denise - posted on 04/11/2009

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My daughter also had this problem when she was very small. Try putting a little bit of dark karo syrup in her bottle. This helped us

Denise - posted on 04/11/2009

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My daughter also had this problem when she was very small. Try putting a little bit of dark karo syrup in her bottle. This helped us

Melissa - posted on 04/11/2009

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I'd see your early childhood nurse at your local clinic. You normally  get a free home visit within 2 weeks of coming home by a community nurse where i live and they often have free drop in clinics each week. The knowledge they have is great and they can give your baby a health check and tell you whether you need to do anything. Its a great support service for new mums. I'd hold off on any oral or other remedies until you've run the symtoms by your nurse or doc. If your baby seems unsettled a nice warm bath can help them relax and having them sleep with their head slightly elevated above their tummy can help with settling tummies. I always swear on changing nappies before a feed too so their tummy isn't all jiggled around full of milk and they can go straight off to sleep. good luck

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hi my name is antoinette,and i am a mum of five



my nan, and mum have alays used warm water with rown sugar



to cure constipation,my nan had 24 children and mum 11 and they claim it works and no harsh meds  required  2 tea spoons of brown sugar to 4ozs of warm water and give when warm just before feeds or a warm bath and then massage around the belly follwing there intestines route start at the part of the belly on the bottom letf of the belly and in sotf  ru follow around the outline of the belly finishing on the right side i found that this worked great on my 3 boys it encourges movement ,this i hope helps

Jaclyn - posted on 04/11/2009

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My daughter has had  serious problem with constipation ever since she was born...we tried the dark karo syrup in her bottles...prune juice, finally I started giving suppositories to help give her some relief...but now at 11 and 1/2 months old, she is so backed up...we have to keep her on a high fiber diet and have since started using miralax.  Your baby is so young though...I would ask my doctor before giving her this.  Just stay on top of it...

Lisa - posted on 04/10/2009

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u might have to change the formula if the babies colicky and as for the not beable to poop put the baby on a soy formula i had to do that for my 2nd daughter and she had to do that for her son.....just ask the peds doctor ya go to 1st b4 ya do that



 



lisa

Karleigh - posted on 04/10/2009

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i used brown sugar, if you are bottle feeding then and 1/2 teaspoon to her milk and then warm it up. mthat worked really well for me. and for the wind at coles and any shop they should have some wind drops in the baby section. see if that helps love, i hope it all goes well for you and your daughter

Michelle - posted on 04/10/2009

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This happened with my oldest when we switched from breast to formula. It was recommended to me to try small amounts of goat's milk. Worked like a charm. But every baby is different. I would definitely get some advice from a doctor.

Deanna - posted on 04/10/2009

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My son was the same way and his doctor told us to put one teaspoon of Milk of Magnesia in his bottle. That worked like a charm. Also there are over the counter suppositories that do the job- and quick! I have done both of these and they are the only things that have worked. I hope your baby gets some relief quickly.

Nancy - posted on 04/10/2009

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try drop in bottles and a lil gerber prune juice that helps with the constipation fussiness gas n for colic try the colic nipples with the drop in bottles

Nancy - posted on 04/10/2009

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try drop in bottles and a lil gerber prune juice that helps with the constipation fussiness gas n for colic try the colic nipples with the drop in bottles

Nancy - posted on 04/10/2009

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try drop in bottles and a lil gerber prune juice that helps with the constipation fussiness gas n for colic try the colic nipples with the drop in bottles

Nancy - posted on 04/10/2009

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try drop in bottles and a lil gerber prune juice that helps with the constipation fussiness gas n for colic try the colic nipples with the drop in bottles

Kelly - posted on 04/10/2009

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hey there pipa,

my baby is 5wks old and we have exactly the same problem.

The doc told me to give baby 2oz of boiled water after each feeding and before each feeding a drop of infacol.

I really feel sorry for him when he kicks his legs because of his pains.

but say that when he starts pooing properly i knw im gonna cry with the smell 8-).

you and ur lil baby will be fine, its just a matter of time.

Aury - posted on 04/10/2009

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Quoting Lorien:

When My daughter was only a couple of weeks she was also very constipated and my peditrician told me to put kayro syrup in her bottle 3 time a day until she is one! It works!!! I ran out for one day and we payed for it latter... I will never run out again.



THats what i used on my lil girl!! it works wonders!!

Aury - posted on 04/10/2009

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Quoting Lorien:

When My daughter was only a couple of weeks she was also very constipated and my peditrician told me to put kayro syrup in her bottle 3 time a day until she is one! It works!!! I ran out for one day and we payed for it latter... I will never run out again.



THats what i used on my lil girl!! it works wonders!!

Aury - posted on 04/10/2009

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Quoting Lorien:

When My daughter was only a couple of weeks she was also very constipated and my peditrician told me to put kayro syrup in her bottle 3 time a day until she is one! It works!!! I ran out for one day and we payed for it latter... I will never run out again.



THats what i used on my lil girl!! it works wonders!!

Mandi - posted on 04/10/2009

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Hi Pippa,

When i had Jacques i was told about a book called the baby whisperer by a lady called tracey hogg..try it out especially if you are a new mum. the help is totally invaluable..with the wind, tracey suggested rubbing on one side of the back only or sitting your baby on your knee and circling your baby to loosen up the wind..worked wonders for me and Jacques ; ) good luck Mandi

Jo - posted on 04/10/2009

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The constipation thing depends on bottle or breast. talk to dr. about that.  the colic, our 2nd daughter was stubborn about burping.  my dr. said burp more during feedings, try different positions for burping, across lap, facing forward on lap, just make sure you support her head. We used to sit our daugher on our leg and support her back & chin and bounce her. if her head hung down it was harder for her to burp. be patient, no two babies are the same.

Julie - posted on 04/10/2009

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How do you know that she is constipated?  If you are breastfeeding then I wouldn't worry if she is not pooping.  If you are, breast milk has very little waste that she is not using, meaning she's not going to have anything to pass...my daugther didn't poop for about a week but she wasn't constipated.

Domany - posted on 04/10/2009

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try giving cooled boiled water before each feed for constipation. when i could nt get my babies wind up i lay him down flat for a couple of mins then wind baby again it worked for me good luck x

Lynette - posted on 04/10/2009

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First of how cute is your little girl. For constipation have you tried pure brown sugar in cooled already boiled water. All you need is about a quarter to half a tea spoon of brown sugar. This has worked for both my girls, it acts like a natural laxative. Be warned not to give her too much as can have the opposite effect. For colic I used so lie them on the bed and lift thier legs up and down and move them like they are kicking a football. This helps to move the wind along. It will feel like your killing her but persist and do it for around 10-20 or untill the wind starts to work its way through and she is more content. This also was the best peice of advice I was ever given. My mate said it helps her to with her little girl who suffered from very bad colic. When she reaches about 3-4 months it will get easier.

Katherine - posted on 04/10/2009

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Quoting Pippa:

my daughter is 1 week and 2 days old and is very constipated she's also very stubborn with her wind i tried colic drops that just made her sick anything else i can do for either of these problems




If you are breast feeding you should think about what you are eating that she reacts to.  If she is on a formuls she could not digest that one well.  You might think about a lacto free one to start with. 

MEGAN - posted on 04/10/2009

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Quoting Lorien:

When My daughter was only a couple of weeks she was also very constipated and my peditrician told me to put kayro syrup in her bottle 3 time a day until she is one! It works!!! I ran out for one day and we payed for it latter... I will never run out again.



I can vouch for this, I did the Kayro syrup for my daughter when she was constipated as well, it definitely work.

Willa - posted on 04/10/2009

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Quoting Pippa:

my daughter is 1 week and 2 days old and is very constipated she's also very stubborn with her wind i tried colic drops that just made her sick anything else i can do for either of these problems




My daughter went through the same thing when she was younger.  The doctor told me to rub and squeeze her belly, gently, often and place her on her stomach.  The doctor suggested placing a thermometer in her bottom, but chose not to test the waters with that one.  Good luck!  If you already received these suggestions, sorry.

Janine - posted on 04/10/2009

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I had the same problem from the day we came home from the hospital... I would make her bottles and I would water one or two bottles down a little bit during the day and it seemed to work.  Also, when she is struggling to pooh, lay her on her back and push her legs into her stomach a little bit or exercise them as if she is riding a bike... good luck, I hope these help.

Lynn - posted on 04/10/2009

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I never used anyhing for my 2 girls apart from cool boiled water in a bottle and it worked everytime inbetween bottles.

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