What can i do to help a constipated baby, who is 1 months & 3 weeks? HELP!

Yesenia - posted on 06/11/2010 ( 19 moms have responded )

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My daughter is 1 month & 3 weeks today. She has been constipated for a bout 2 weeks, i dont know what to do. Her dr changed to milk to Efamil Lipil for Spit up. She has drank alll kinds of formula. I know now, that it caused her to be constipated but she has been drinking her milk for 2 weeks. If you moms have any help hints please let !me know! it hurts to see her not be comfortable :(

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Madeline - posted on 06/12/2010

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there is actually something you can get which is safe to give from day 1 called colloxyl (dont hold me to that spelling) but my daughter had it from a week old...and boy does it work!!!

Kaitlin - posted on 06/12/2010

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My daughter had the same problem at right about that age. We took her in to the Dr. and I was told to give her 2 oz of pedialyte everyday. I didn't want to use suppositories b/c I was afraid she would become dependent on them. I don't know if that is really possible but I felt more comfortable with the pedialyte. We also gave her stage one prunes( just a couple bites) starting at about 4 months but only rarely.

Angie - posted on 06/12/2010

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Please, don't add anything to your baby's formula. Don't give her juice, water or anything like that. Don't try suppositories. Call your doctor and ask for advice from her. Your baby is too young for you to take advice from anyone but her doctor on this matter....

Luz Gabrielle - posted on 06/12/2010

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well suppositories are a lot of help but my baby's doctor told me it's not advisable to use suppository. WATER is the best solultion..^^

Sandra - posted on 06/11/2010

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I had to put my son homo milk at 4 months old and the dr told me to add a tablespoon of brown sugar to his first bottle of the day to stop him from getting constipated. It worked. My one daughter I had to use glyserin(spelling) suppositories.

Dana - posted on 06/11/2010

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I added the prune juice to the bottle, but I wouldn't recommend the apple as some babies have a harder time with it. Amazingly, my new nephew's Dr told his mom to add a tsp of kero syrup to his bottle and my mom had been saying this for years but I never tried. It has worked wonderfully for him.

Yesenia - posted on 06/11/2010

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Okay! So next time she eats im going to give her 3 oz water, 1 oz Juince & the 2 scoops of fomula, i hope this helps. I want to try the thermometer but im scared it will bother her or i will accidently hurt her.

Jessica - posted on 06/11/2010

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Can mix it, this will make it easier for her to digest or you can also mix it with water if you want to give her the full feeding

Yesenia - posted on 06/11/2010

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Another quick question, do i mix the juice with the formula or do i give her the 4 oz & then one 1 oz after the feeding?

Jessica - posted on 06/11/2010

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The thermometer really helps, i really suggest you use that plus it provides immediate relief. I used the same formula and had the same problem

Yesenia - posted on 06/11/2010

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Since i have some baby juice, im going to try that first & see how it goes. Hopefully it works! :) Thanks if it doesnt work i guess i'll have to get the suppositories.

Donna - posted on 06/11/2010

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I had the same problem with my son when he was a month. We used suppositories and they helped a ton!

Jessica - posted on 06/11/2010

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Also, if you need suppositories you can get them at drugstores, target, and usually grocery stores.

Jessica - posted on 06/11/2010

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Regular prune juice would be better but if that is what you have that would be fine, just make sure that you use just a little the doctor told me that if you are feeding 4 oz then use 1 oz prune with 3oz formula

Yesenia - posted on 06/11/2010

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Thanks moms! My mom was talking about a suppository but i never knew what she was talking about, do i get that thru the dr? & the prune juice, i have baby prune juice with apple? should i give her a little bit of that or regular prunce juice?

Jessica - posted on 06/11/2010

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I had the same problem,,, the doctor said that you can add prune juice just a little to a bottle. What works instantly and the doctor reccommended for a baby as young as yours, kinda gross but it works!! Take a regular thermometer and put vaseline on it. Place it very gently into the babys bottom and move very gently in a circular motion, this gets the bowel muscles moving, and within a few minutes (if that) watch out because it will happen! Good Luck, IT REALLY WORKS!

Kara - posted on 06/11/2010

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Giving her small amounts of water may help her out (obviously make sure you boil it first).
You could always give her half a suppository. We ran into constipation when formula was introduced. (so much iron!). The suppository helped, but like I said it has to be half. You may want to put vasoline around her anus too, that way it won't hurt when she pushes anything out. Good luck my dear!

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