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what do you do when they are constipated?

i have a 2month old and she is having trouble pooping what do i do to help her?

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Asked by beautifulmam420 at 10:49 PM on Jan. 17, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • breastfed or formula?
    bf--increase nursing sessions, watch what's in your diet
    ff--warm bath, massage & you can take a rectal temp to get things moving. Not sure about changing formulas or anything.
    You can also bicycle their legs.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:52 PM on Jan. 17, 2009

  • When you have her on her back you can help by pushing her legs up to her belly. In newborns they can go UP to two weeks without a BM not that they will. You may want to call the pedi if she seems to be having a real hard time.
    With BF'ing babies

    Answer by Christine0813 at 10:52 PM on Jan. 17, 2009

  • My daughter had this problem until she was about a year Dr recommended dark karo syrup in with her milk

    Answer by Sunshine38585 at 10:56 PM on Jan. 17, 2009

  • If my son is REALLY constipated ... and straining ... I use infant suppositories

    Answer by jennie829 at 11:01 PM on Jan. 17, 2009

  • We started using prune juice at that age--pediatrician approved. One part juice and 2 parts water. Bicycling legs and massaging tummy. Good luck.

    Answer by coala at 11:02 PM on Jan. 17, 2009

  • If breastfed and baby is just not going, that's not necessarily a problem. A breastfed baby can go MANY days without a poop...the record is 20 with a normal blowout at the end. Constipation is straining to pass hard dry pellets.

    No Karo please...botulism risk. And it's too early for prunes.

    If breastfed and genuinely constipated per the above description...more nursing.

    If formula fed and genuinely constipated...look for a different formula.

    Answer by gdiamante at 1:28 AM on Jan. 18, 2009

  • Gdiamante always says it all!

    Answer by Krysta622 at 8:05 AM on Jan. 18, 2009

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