Trouble pooping

Natasha - posted on 10/28/2009 ( 13 moms have responded )

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My daughter is 7 1/2 months old and she hasnt went poop in the last few days. Tonight she is pretty cranky. What can i do to help her out.

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Shannon - posted on 10/29/2009

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I was told to give my 7 month old twins applesauce. Where bananas bind them the said the apples will help them.

Jilleena - posted on 10/29/2009

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my daughter is on a dr. prescribe meds she has to take them daily it used to be twice a day but now we are down to once a day

Heather - posted on 10/29/2009

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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

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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 :)

Cheryl - posted on 10/29/2009

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my doc says brown kero syrup the clear doesnt work???or pure apple juice not waterd down at all

Carol - posted on 10/28/2009

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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

September - posted on 10/28/2009

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Mylicon drops worked really well for our son. If your daughter is eating solids pears work great also. Good luck!

Natasha - posted on 10/28/2009

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Thanks everyone. Usually she has no trouble going. Im at work so my boyfriend calls me and she has been crying for about 1 1/2 so he is just trying to figure out what to do

Elin - posted on 10/28/2009

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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

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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

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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

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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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