Is this normal?!?

Christine - posted on 06/01/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )




Hey moms,

My little 7week old boy is very very gassy. He poots all the time and is squeezing, like he has to poop all the time. Seems like he is constipated. He wakes up in the middle of the night to squeeze out poots or trying to poop. Is this normal and I'm overreacting or do I need to get this checked?!? HELP!!! LOL Thanks,



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Holly - posted on 06/03/2009




i dont think you rover reacting at all .you might want to try some baby prune juice or just regular prune juice only like 1 oz or so see if that helps him .depending on what kind of formula he is on he may have to much iron witch can consipate .but becarefull if you see really dark or bloody call yr dr rite away or go to the er ,i would call just to see what yr dr says about it ..keep track of times and how maney thaey will proubly want to know that .if you can put one in a zip lock bag they might want to send it in for a lab just to make sure all is ok .good luck hope he is feeling better .

Diane - posted on 06/03/2009




There are gas drops for infants that worked great for both my kids. And as someone else said....water and prune juice. my pedi told me 1 part prune juice to 2 parts water. prune juice worked great for my daughter but my son prefers just plain water. Also extra burping can help.

Christine - posted on 06/02/2009




That's too funny Amber because Caleb is the EXACT same. He went from breast and formula to strict formula at 6weeks. He has woken himself up several times because he's farted or pooped so loud! it's quite humorous! My little guy is a grunter in general, always makes little grunting noises but it gets worse, obviously, when he has to go poddy! Thanks I will ask the doctor just to make sure but I'm pretty sure it's normal!

Amber - posted on 06/02/2009




My son was very gassy from about 6wks to 10wks...he is almost 12wks now and it has greatly decreased. It got to point where he would pooy so loudly it would wake him up at night. He went from breast and fomula feeding to strictly formula at 6 wks. He has brrn grunting to poop since he was 4 weeks I would say it is normal. Ask your dr at his 2 month check up just to be sure. I think its very normal though.

Heather - posted on 06/02/2009




I had the same concerns about my son. I checked with his dr to see what i could do to help him out. She told me to try bicycling his legs to help him work the gas and poop out. If that doesn't help you could buy some gas relief drops (by little remedies). That worked wonders. And don't worry about constipation. So long as his stool is still soft when he goes he's not constipated. You'll know if he's constipated. His poop will be much harder than it normally is. My son still doesn't always go on a regular basis and he's 12 weeks now.

Mel - posted on 06/01/2009




if you are formula feeding it is quite probable he is constipated if breast feeding it is possible but unlikely. try giving some prune juice and water, only a little bit from a bottle and give lots of water between his feeds see if that helps him

Pip - posted on 06/01/2009




Are you breast feeding? All my new mums who are breast feeding say the same thing is happening. Our little man spent the first few months of his life with an almost constant purple head trying to "go" alomst from the moment he woke up. Normal normal normal in my opinion! :-)

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