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Baby Constipation

Emmanuella - posted on 10/08/2009 ( 13 moms have responded )

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My 4 months old past on Poop Every 2 days when he use to be breast feeding he poop 2 times a days



but now every 2 or 3 days and hard for the little one to stool. I need help!

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Ruth - posted on 10/23/2009

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try one tiny bottle of plum smart juice; not prune; if that doesn't work; put some baby natural vegetable laxative drops in a tiny bottle of milk; but only use the smallest recommended dosage on the package or the baby may get the runs from it if you use too much; if that doesn't work; you can try baby suppositories; they work instantly if the baby is in pain; the juice and drops take several hours to take effect; so only use those on a once a day basis

Julie - posted on 10/17/2009

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increase his water intake that should help then give whatever juice he responds best to, my son would not touch prune juice diluted with water and that should help.

Stephanie - posted on 10/13/2009

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Are you still breastfeeding? If not, formula is much harder for babies to learn to digest when they are used to having breast milk. Babies do not need to poop everyday BUT if your baby seems to be straining to poop or it seems painful then your baby is constipated. Try 1oz of prune or pear juice with 1oz of water mixed in. A warm bath can also help stimulate a bowel movement. If nothing else seems to work, call your dr. Good luck!

Nicole - posted on 10/13/2009

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He is probably not getting enough fluids, ask your doctor if he can have some juice or water!

Mary - posted on 10/11/2009

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I've the same problem every so often with my 11 mth old boy. I diluted 2 teasp of brown suger in 8 oz water, 1-2 btls a day for about 2days and that does the trick.

Kayla - posted on 10/10/2009

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My son is 9 months and still has light issues, but untill the last few months it was horrible. He would only poop once or twice a week and when he did it was the size of a glof ball and as hard too. His butt was always bleeding. My doctor said that suppostiories weren't good for a baby, using them to much can make their body depend on it. So, he said before I tried those he wanted me to try a natural product. It's called FLETCHER'S for kids. Just give him a little bit. you can mix it with milk or juice or water. It is a natural product and for my son it worked and I have recommended it to other mother's and it has worked great for them too. You can find it at walmart. Good luck!! I hope everything gets easier for your little one!!

Jennifer - posted on 10/10/2009

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Whenever you change your baby from breast milk to normal formula it takes a while to adjust the body and metabolism, you should however try to ad a teaspoon of honey once a day to the formula or even just in some look warm water and give it to your baby, this always worked with my children and all five of my children were allergic to milk formula and had to drink soya milk!

Kelly - posted on 10/10/2009

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The same thing happened to my son!!! I asked the doctor and she said that prune juice is extreme. She suggested a couple ounces of white grape juice should do the trick. Give him some everyday, and he should be regular again soon. It worked great for our family!!!

Steph Sara - posted on 10/10/2009

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I had the same problem and was told by my doctor to give my daughter some pure smooth orange juice diluted with water. If this doesn't work then go back to ur doctor and s/he should prescribe some medication to help.

Leigh - posted on 10/09/2009

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I had the same problem & my ped told me to give baby 1oz of pear juice a day. This should get results in a day or two & then give it even if he doesn't seem constipated to help keep him "regular." Also try to use Gerber juice or other ALL natural juice, nit "juice blend."
If he REALLY needs to go & is in visible discomfort, you can use a gelatin suppository [for babies]. You don't need to put it all the way in, just hold the tip in for a minute or two to loosen his bowels. You may want to wear a latex glove as well, b/c when he begins to go from the suppository it can be rather quick &/or "explosive." Be sure he is on changing area with something underneath him.
Good luck; I know how horrible it is to see them so uncomfortable!

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