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having trouble pooping and gassy/breast feeding momma

hi my daughter is a full breast fed baby. she is just a couple of days over 3 months old. She has to stay on my boob so she doesnt cry when shes trying to poop. Meaning she wants to eat when she poops. She does not take binki's, doesnt really like breast milk in a bottle and I have tried prune juice. Prune juice helped a little but hardly. I tried apple juice but here tummy does not like that.

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Pheiona L.

Asked by Pheiona L. at 3:35 AM on Mar. 1, 2013 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Since you bf you need to up your intake of the juices and water, not hers. :) And lower your potassium intake, like if you eat a banana every day then stop. As for the gas- give your diet a good variety of veggies but stay away from high intake of the darker greens like brocoli and asparagus since those give everybody gas! lol Spend the next 2 or so days having only bland foods and lots of water, she will be good.

    Answer by DonnaPinitonya at 3:56 AM on Mar. 1, 2013

  • what if she is only 3 months and what kinds of juices would be best?
    Pheiona L.

    Comment by Pheiona L. (original poster) at 4:10 AM on Mar. 1, 2013

  • At 3 months old she doesn't need juice. You giving her juice with her digestive system as developed as it is you are making the problem worse because her body isn't processing the juice and all the sugars in it. If she is have trouble with gas you can give her gas drops you find them in the baby aisle at any grocery or drug store. Like the previous mom said you need to look at your diet because it will help her system. While you are nursing most doctors say you need to drink 10-12 cups of water a day. At this point you should never be without a glass of water nearby and you should be drinking it.

    Answer by amandajoy21 at 5:30 AM on Mar. 1, 2013

  • If you do give her juice, never give it full strength- dilute it with water!

    Answer by PartyGalAnne at 1:22 PM on Mar. 1, 2013

  • Since you are only bf-ing her the only way is to adjust your diet. Don't switch to formula and if you really need juice it should be about 1/2 an once to every 4... that was the doc recommendation to my oldest when she was an infant but that was almost 5 years ago. Call her pedi or your insurance nurse hotline.

    Answer by DonnaPinitonya at 4:38 PM on Mar. 1, 2013

  • No juice for baby, please. It can cause worse issues and make it harder to figure out what's going on.

    When baby does poop, what does it look like? Should be fairly fluid, yellow to yellow green and seedy. Is the pooping issue new or has it been going on for a while? Have there been any efforts to assist baby in pooping, such as something inserted in the rectum? (DON'T, by the way... trying to help can cause problems.)

    Any medications for you or baby?

    Answer by gdiamante at 12:57 AM on Mar. 2, 2013

  • Do not give your baby anything but breastmilk.

    Try different positions- pooping while eating will usually end up in a "OUCH YOU BIT MY NIPPLE" situation.

    Answer by staciandababy at 7:46 PM on Mar. 3, 2013

  • My daughter was severely constipated when I had her on prosobee formula and caro syrup was the trick! Her ped. Approved a tsp in ONE bottle a day. So if u can mix a tsp in a bottle at least once a day..try it!

    Answer by Jessica4230 at 5:48 PM on Apr. 27, 2013

  • Ask her doctor

    Answer by escuchar at 12:04 AM on Mar. 16, 2014

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