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My son is having trouble pooping, How can i help him?

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nlc1989

Asked by nlc1989 at 10:22 AM on Apr. 5, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • How old is he? If he's old enjoy for solids, try prunes. That can always get my DD to poop.
    ABPeterson

    Answer by ABPeterson at 10:23 AM on Apr. 5, 2009

  • give him some diluted apple juice. 1 oz water 2 oz juice
    leann74016

    Answer by leann74016 at 10:24 AM on Apr. 5, 2009

  • he is a week and 3 days old, my doctor said to call his doctor but of course it's sunday so no one is at the office, and im just get worried that something im doing is hurting him....
    nlc1989

    Answer by nlc1989 at 10:26 AM on Apr. 5, 2009

  • my son is just now 3 months old and they said its okay for them to go a couple days between after 3 is when you should try to help them poop. Also it is very normal for them to grunt a lot while trying to poop. It is an over exaggeration on their part. Doesn't necessarliy mean they are having trouble either. Hope this helps ya! :)
    leann74016

    Answer by leann74016 at 10:31 AM on Apr. 5, 2009

  • thanks it's just he hasn't went since yesterday day and i was getting a little scared
    nlc1989

    Answer by nlc1989 at 10:33 AM on Apr. 5, 2009

  • take his temp rectally. It always helped my dd!
    SabrenaLeigh

    Answer by SabrenaLeigh at 10:35 AM on Apr. 5, 2009

  • Could i do that since he's only a week old?
    nlc1989

    Answer by nlc1989 at 10:37 AM on Apr. 5, 2009

  • I'd wait, if it's only been a day since he went. Some babies don't go every day.
    Krysta622

    Answer by Krysta622 at 11:07 AM on Apr. 5, 2009

  • it's fine for him not to go everyday.... don't worry. If he is breastfed he can go up to 2 weeks without pooping and it's normal (my son went once/week) and if he is formula fed he can go every 2-3 days without a problem.
    And when they are very young they sometimes looks like the are working so hard to go... frunting, red faced, sometimes even crying... but it's just becasue they haven't learned how to go well... but it's not a problem and it doesn't hurt them.
    It's only a problem if the poops come out hard. I would just give him more time right now and if nothing in a couple of days talk to his pediatrician about other methods. (fruit juice, rectal stimulation, suppositories)
    AmiJanell

    Answer by AmiJanell at 11:08 AM on Apr. 5, 2009

  • frunting = grunting
    AmiJanell

    Answer by AmiJanell at 11:08 AM on Apr. 5, 2009

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