My baby doesn't poop voluntarily for 3 wks!

Aileen - posted on 10/12/2013 ( 4 moms have responded )

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He is constipated, and I decided to insert Glycerin suppository on his rectal, after a minute, he poop, kinda hard stool! We went to his pedia and recommended Lactulose(a laxative) and Protexin( probiotics) after 5 days of taking it, he still dont poop. He strains, releases gas, but still no poo. I inserted suppository again, and he has a watery dark yellow stool. I dont know what to do next because i've done almost everything to let him poo voluntarily, bicycle legs, warm baths, tummy massage.

He is bottle fed.
Im a first time mom and a nursing student.

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Aileen - posted on 10/13/2013

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Not even 2 days. He don't poop at all. Suppositories was recommended by his doctor, and if I won't do that, his body might be poisoned bcause of not pooping.

Sarah - posted on 10/12/2013

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Pooping two times a day.....that is fine! Why do you think he should poop more then 2 times a day? Some babies only poop every other day or once a day. It is not constipation unless they are not pooping for MORE THEN 3 DAYS.....and that means pooping at all. Please don't give your baby anything if he is pooping daily.....you will only mess his system up!

Aileen I would talk with your doc. Usually for laxatives they take awhile to get through your system....usually at least 3 days, and often times you need to continue doing them daily. I would talk to your doc first before doing more suppositories those can be hard on their system and can cause long term side effects. Sometimes needed, but your doc may have other options he/she may want to try before relying on the suppositories.

Jailene - posted on 10/12/2013

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Same with my baby he hardly ever poops and I breastfeed him I've tried everything and still only poops 2 times a day . I've been thinking of giving him a herbal tea though just not sure how it works ...

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