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How can I fix baby's constipation?

Baby is constipated! How can I help him?

Re: Baby is constipated! How can I help him?

The Bump Expert

Baby gets constipated when the muscles at the end of the large intestine tighten, preventing the stool from passing. That slower passage allows more water to be drawn off from the stool through the bowel wall into the bloodstream, making the stool harder and more compact (and thus more painful). Natural food “looseners” include fruits such as prunes, apricots, plums, raisins, cherries, and blueberries; high- fiber veggies, including peas, beans, and broccoli; and whole-grain cereals and breads. Extra water also helps for toddlers on up. However, too much water for newborns and infants can get their electrolytes out of whack. For a baby, a doc may have you add 1⁄4 to 1⁄2 teaspoon of Karo corn syrup to one bottle of formula or stored breast milk a day, which draws water back into the bowel. Or if your child is four months old, the doc may ask you to give her 1 ounce of water a day, either separately or added to a bottle of formula or stored breast milk, to lubricate the GI tract.

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How can I fix baby's constipation?

or just use a rectal thermometer. it helps to stimulate the muscle and move things along. just dont do it every time he has to poop, give him a chance to work it out himself.

akiria |

How can I fix baby's constipation?

My doctor told me to use pedialyte. It does the trick. A 4-5 oz bottle once a day. You can split it up through out the day or all at once.

Momof3now |

How can I fix baby's constipation?

my doctor had me give my daughter 50 prune juice 50 water, they have prune/apple juice for babys in the baby food aisle, thats wat i used and it worked really well, now i give her a little bit every few days to make sure she doesnt get constipated again until she gets used to solids.

amandameagan |

How can I fix baby's constipation?

Our doctor suggested 1/2 oz prune juice in 4 oz milk or formula once or twice a day. DS loves it! He actually drinks more milk when it's mixed with the juice. The first time we tried it, it worked really well, really fast. Since then, we just monitor the consistancy and if thing seem to be getting hard again, we throw in a little prune juice. Works great.

StrvnArtst984 |

How can I fix baby's constipation?

My daughter is a mnth old can i use the apple prune juice? Im sick of askn doc bc they always say its normal for baby not to poop umm no its not!

Nenemom08 |

How can I fix baby's constipation?

Im also using the powder gerber good start and she used to be on similac ready to feed and she poope alot an now shea on powder shes not?! I took her to doctors today an he said as long as she is not throwing up she is fine?! Someone please help me it hurts me too see her in pain :(

Nenemom08 |

How can I fix baby's constipation?

YoBaby yorgurt! It worked with me every time! Love that stuff!

Amberj8383 |

How can I fix baby's constipation?

When my daughter was in the nicu they taught us to put patrolium gelly on a q tip, stimulate her bottom while pushing her legs up. it works and she is relieved right away without any signs of distress

Desilou87 |

How can I fix baby's constipation?

My Son is 2 months old, I just give him a bottle with a few ounces of water once or twice a day and that seems to do the trick. It takes a little while before it works but boy oh boy does it ever.

Lynnybell |

How can I fix baby's constipation?

Flaxseed oil is a healthy substitute for karo syrup i have heard, but have not tried it yet...Pharmassist also reccomended putting a small amount of patroleum jelly on the end of Q-tip and gently inserting it into rectum to help lubricate. (only insert as far as the cotton swab end)

candijeremy |

How can I fix baby's constipation?

Massage baby's belly in an upside down horseshoe starting on your left, massage outside of heel and bottom of feet to hit reflexology points, and massage midback to target nervous system points for intestines.

sheenan |

How can I fix baby's constipation?

Bicycling the legs also helps.

dnkysarah |

How can I fix baby's constipation?

Breastfeed if possible. Most breastfed babies will not have constipation issues. The breastmilk is made exactly for their little tummies and will move right on through their digestive system. Most formulas can cause constipation.

Ardmhs83 |

How can I fix baby's constipation?

I usually give her some apple juice with water (50/50). Or give her some pears or apples.

manda326 |

How can I fix baby's constipation?

i have a son that hates juice and hates water by itself, he just turned one and has hard bm's i am lost with ideas to help him.

gooteefamily |

How can I fix baby's constipation?

You could do him some home colonic irrigation. You can do that once every week and he won't be constipated again.

deanjohnson |

How can I fix baby's constipation?

pear juice really helps my daughter went through so much pain and i was ordered a stool softener but i still gave her pear juice too bc it was so bad. She is on gerber good start soy and it just isnt for her so i got to switch her.

ashhole29 |

How can I fix baby's constipation?

When my daughter has constipated! I would give her water but the doc said it no good. So what i did was go on line and look to ease constipated is do the i love u to help bby make dodo. U can look on you tube for the video.. and constipation.It your

kayda808 |

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I work with a pediatric gastroenterologist who directed me to Miralax when my son was in pain with constipation. We tried fruit, juices, and fiber... Nothing worked but the Miralax.

Mhuhmann12 |

How can I fix baby's constipation?

Our daughter, now 2 1/2 has had this problem since I stopped breast feeding. We switched from cows milk to soy milk and that helped. Also used mineral oil in her drink once a day. Now we use about 1/2 a cap of miralax or equivalent with whatever she's drinking in the morning. We keep her well hydrated and are very mindful of offering her whole grains, fruits/veggies for fiber, and lots of chances to move around. In our family, there is a history of problems and we're doing everything we can to keep things moving.

keliana1 |

How can I fix baby's constipation?

Giving them 2 oz per day of prune juice mixed with half-water can be a good place to start, and making sure they're getting enough liquids overall.

nikkibs |

How can I fix baby's constipation?

My son is going through this now and I was told because it's of the soy formula we have him on but he seems to be getting better......We give him Gerber apple/prune juice and I have tried giving him water but he won't drink it plus I have tried rubbing his tummy and the only thing that seems to work is the apple/prune juice. I was told applesauce and rice cereal works too but haven't tried them yet. Has anyone tried the rice cereal and applesauce?

Starfire83 |

How can I fix baby's constipation?

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Starfire83 |

How can I fix baby's constipation?

My daughter is 5 weeks, starting at 4 weeks my doctor told me to do an ounce of apple juice with an ounce of water twice a day. I only did half of that and it works very well!

bmehegan |

How can I fix baby's constipation?

I find rubbing baby's tummy with two fingers in a clockwise motion seems to help move things along.

green867 |

How can I fix baby's constipation?

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anounymous |

How can I fix baby's constipation?

Our doctor told us to do 4oz of prune juice. Cleaned her right out, massive explosion. LOL We are going to try 2oz next time

meljay92087 |

How can I fix baby's constipation?

Oh my goodness, to the parents doing rectal stimulation (q-tips, "irrigation", etc) STOP!!!!!!!!!!! It will permanently damage your child's ability to have a BM! They will require rectal stimulation to have a BM, and eventually this will no longer be sufficient, and they will need laxatives (which they will then also become dependent on). (I'm an RN btw, not just making random stuff up or repeating internet wive's tales). To people asking if they can give their one month old apple juice etc b/c the MD says it's normal for them not to poop. LISTEN TO YOUR DOCTOR. It is not uncommon for babies to go 3-5 days without a BM. The more important factor is the consistency of the BM, it should be soft. At 1 month old isn't really recommended. My MD told me if I he's really blocked up to give him 1 teaspoon of Mirilax in 4oz of milk (I breastfeed so I have to pump it out to do that, but hey he's pooping :P).

girlynurse17 |