constipation please help!!

Xiomara - posted on 01/15/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )




my son been constipated for 5 days already..the doctor told me to give him fluids and some laxative powder but nothing yet..has anyone baby been constipated before..and how long? what did you do?


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Amber - posted on 01/15/2010




When my son was constipated they told us to do 2 Tablespoons of light Kayro 3 times a day in 4 oz, of milk..... I didn't like him having all the sugar, but it did work... So we started giving him 2 oz of juice twice a day. And it worked too. hope this helps you.

Andrea - posted on 01/15/2010




my daughter is 4 months old and for the last few weeks has been having a bowel movement every 5 days. i talked to my doctor about it and she told me that it's very common, especially for breastfed babies. her body is absorbing everything i feed her! the doctor told me not to worry about it unless the baby seemed to be crampy and uncomfortable, and if so, then to encourage her to push by using a rectal thermometer. having something "up there" can help some babies, as it can be difficult for them to coordinate the right muscles. my little one doesn't seem crampy so i don't worry about it too much...water can also help move things along, as well as pumping baby's legs (like a bicycle). hope that helps!

Frances - posted on 01/15/2010




My son 4weeks old was constipated for 2 days..His Dr. told me to givie him water between feedings. That worked for him! If it goes any longer i would call the Dr. again, to see if he can do anything more for your baby.

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