trouble pooping

Sarah - posted on 10/20/2009 ( 12 moms have responded )

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my daughter reallly strains to poop. she is 8 weeks old. sometimes she goes a few days without going. this makes her very fussy and she spits up more. ive tried karo syrup, apple juice, and suppositories. and nothing has changed. not sure what to do....

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Kiley - posted on 10/20/2009

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my son had the same problem if none of that stuff works try a little prune juice... that helped my son and he couldnt poop for 3 weeks!! but his pediatrician also told me to try water, and apple juice first but when i gave him prune juice he crapped like a mule!! but u dont wanna do suppositories because they can become dependent on them!

Ashley - posted on 10/20/2009

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Like the other moms have said try changing formulas if your baby is on formula, we've tried so many different formulas, we went from similac advance to similac isomil to the alimentum, he's been best on alimentum, maybe also try to find a formula with no iron, iron binds babies (and adults) up sometimes and makes them constipated. My son is 4 months old and still has pooping problems, but it'll get better eventually, i know its stressful but hang in there! good luck!

Jessica - posted on 10/20/2009

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Is she breastfed or formula fed... my son is 6 months and has had alot of trouble in that area and after stimulating and suppositories and karo syrup juice and everything they finally switch him to Similac Alimentum and it has been a life saver.. and if she is breastfed they told me to give him prune juice in a 1/2 oz warm water and that help a lil.. but hope this advice helps gurl i know its frustrating.

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Jaime - posted on 10/27/2009

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iv heard that cooled boiled water with brown sugar works. i dont think apples will work as i got told to give my son apples when he had runny poos to help make it hard

Sarah - posted on 10/27/2009

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she is bottle fed. i took her to the doctor and they said she was fine because shes able to go sometimes. they said keep doing what im doing and it shouldnt be the formula, but i dont know if i agree. she really has trouble and i think it would be worth trying other formulas. WIC pays for the goodstart so ill see what else they can give me. thanks every one!

Vanity - posted on 10/20/2009

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My daughter had a similar problem, sometimes it got so bad where we needed to take her to a physician. once the phsician instructed us to give her water in betwwen feedings. hope this helps. but remember to consult your physician with whatever methods your are considering trying. Our babies are so precious, we wouldnt want to do anything to harm them.

Krystal - posted on 10/20/2009

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take her to the doc.there could be something wrong with her tumtum.you never want to take that kind of chance.I have known a few ppl who have had this prob and it was very serious prob.

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you can also try stretching and moving his legs to get the circulation going.. hes little and not moveing a whole lot im sure.. so getting his legs moving might help

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I would use some organic Gripe Water. It is simple sugars. only like 1/4 tsp of it but it always seems to get things moving. My son was breastfed.

Kiley - posted on 10/20/2009

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Quoting kiley:

my son had the same problem if none of that stuff works try a little prune juice... that helped my son and he couldnt poop for 3 weeks!! but his pediatrician also told me to try water, and apple juice first but when i gave him prune juice he crapped like a mule!! but u dont wanna do suppositories because they can become dependent on them!


oh yeah.. how long has it been since ur baby has pooped? because a baby can go up to seven days with out pooping... but if its more then 7 u really need to consulat with ur babies pediatrican!

Sandra - posted on 10/20/2009

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If your baby is bottle fed then it could be the formula. Try using a soy formula or lactose free. The apple juice could also be adding to the problem. Apple juice has a lot of sugar in it which baby's of her age cannot digest.
If she is a breast fed baby you may want to look at what you are eating.

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