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how to relieve constipation in newborns

I just recently took my month and a half year old on a drive back from Colorado back to California.He's used to having breastmilk and we gave him formula for convience and he got constipated.Any tips on how to relieve him?

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LaurenTakaha

Asked by LaurenTakaha at 2:01 PM on Mar. 11, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Are you back to breastfeeding? The best thing to do is to try to get back to exclusive breastfeeding.
    maggiemom2000

    Answer by maggiemom2000 at 2:04 PM on Mar. 11, 2009

  • First things first... what are the symptoms of constipation? If he's not having dry, hard, pellet like stools, then he's not constipated. If he's back on the boob, his poops should go back to what you are used to seeing. If he's staying on formula, they might stay the same.
    Krysta622

    Answer by Krysta622 at 2:10 PM on Mar. 11, 2009

  • I'm breastfeeding again now.Do you think it'll take long for him to poop again?
    LaurenTakaha

    Answer by LaurenTakaha at 2:35 PM on Mar. 11, 2009

  • He's not going at all? EBF babies past like, 6 weeks of age, can go up to 10 days between poops, as long as they are not dry, hard, or pellet like.
    Krysta622

    Answer by Krysta622 at 2:50 PM on Mar. 11, 2009

  • O ok thank you so much.He actually went now.But jeeze that took forever!!
    LaurenTakaha

    Answer by LaurenTakaha at 12:04 AM on Mar. 12, 2009

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