Heather - posted on 10/29/2009
I have the same trouble with my 7 month old little girl. I've been mixing prune juice in with her baby rice cereal because she hated to drink prune juice, I stopped feeding her porrage. Also, I'm not sure if you're in thUK or not but my daughter has been on Aptimal formula and now they do a colic and constipation formula to use with or in place of the normal formula. That has helped so much! One other thing is pears, they work really well along with a tummy massage, always circular motions clockwise with, like someone said, apple juice, not watered down. I hope this helps :)
Jessica - posted on 10/29/2009
Anytime my son (about 7 months) is having a hard time I feed him some prunes (stage 2 gerber baby food) and it seems to come right out...Sometimes I get more that I was hoping for (lol) but it helps him feel better and it's worked everytime :)
Carol - posted on 10/28/2009
an oatmeal smoothie with either apple or prune juice smoothie is an option. just pop juice into blender with a bit of instant oatmeal and blend.
you can massage her belly :3 maybe that will relieve some tension and expel any possible gases
Elin - posted on 10/28/2009
Fruit juice could help if her poop is too hard. All the natural sugars help soften the poop. My son had a LOT of problems pooping, and the Dr. had us try laxatives, and suppositories and nothing worked. We finally had to put him on a prescription called Lactulose. There is another one called Milk of Magnesia that works as well. Hopefully its not too bad and it can be fixed naturally!!
Tamara - posted on 10/28/2009
I've read on webmd as long as they have a bowl movement at least once a week it was fine, but I think it was talking about infants, I'm not sure about 7 month old, We've gave light kayro syrup to our son in a bottle. But if she's eating foods and too the apple juice and juice stages, you could try prune juice because that makes people poo. I would call and ask what you could do so you don't get charged a doc visit for them telling you to give the child prune juice, but if that don't work and it seems like something is still wrong then I would make a trip to the ped.
Kimberly - posted on 10/28/2009
That's normal,especially with your baby probably well introduced to solids by now. Try giving her some baby apple-prune juice after her meals. It may help.
If it doesn't, I would call her doctor if she doesn't go within in the next 24 hours.
Whitney - posted on 10/28/2009
Avoid baby laxitives or inserting anything into her rectum. It could damage it. Contact your pediatrician. Sweet juices like prune can help things along. If it goes for too long your peditrician may recommend a suppository. Went through the same thing with both of my children. I was also recommend Karo syrup but I would really talk to her doctor.
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