my baby is in nurtamigin and is now taking rice cereal in her bottle directed by the dr. It seems that she is struggling to poop. She only gets it at night but is it because her little tummy is getting use to food? Can I do anything to relieve her discomfort?


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Andrea - posted on 03/23/2009




thanks for all ur help.  we switched her 2 oatmeal and seemssoo much happier.  

User - posted on 03/20/2009




I agree with using the brown rice cereal. It contains fiber while the regular white rice cereal has almost none. I sometimes use baby glycerin suppositories when they are really plugged up. Those things work in a matter of minutes, sometimes seconds. Be sure to get the diaper on right away :)

Keely - posted on 03/20/2009




i use multigrain formula and havent had a problem with it. He loves it and hasnt had constipation much, if he does i give him a little scrapped apple or apple sauce or a bit of prunes. I breastfeed so i can also eat prunes or more fiber. I hope this helps.

Stephanie - posted on 03/20/2009




how old is the baby? ask your dr about mirlax.  plus try the oatmeal cereal, rice is binding

Deanna - posted on 03/20/2009




Hi, I'm not sure how old your baby is, but my daughter was diagnoised with severe anemia when she was 9 months old (she's now 3) and she had to be put on a liquid iron supplement which caused horrible constipation to the point that she had to have a stool softener daily in order to keep her "pooping" regularly. I can't remember the exact name but it's most commonly known as "Peg". You can buy it over the counter at any drug store. It just comes as a powder and you mix it with water. I would mention something to your doctor about it and see what they think.

It might not be a fix to your problem, but it's good to have for constipation as children get older, even for us adults. Hope your little one feels better soon! :)

Heather - posted on 03/20/2009




My son had problems pooping too when he was on rice cereal, so I asked my doctor and she said rice cereal can cause constipation.  Try switching her to barley or oatmeal cereal, and she should be pooping again soon.  You can try rice cereal again in a few weeks when her digestive system is stronger.

Anna - posted on 03/20/2009




It might take a few days for her body to get used to the rice cereal as it can be binding. Keep in mind if your baby is on nutramigen- milk/soy free formula to use either beechnut or Earth's Best rice cereal as Gerber has milk/soy biproducts in it. I found Earth's Best did not constipate as much, it's made with brown rice. Hope your little one is feeling better soon!

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