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tummy ache & constipated

my 4 week old is constipated & is belly hurts, i gave him some diluted prune/apple juice like the ped said, even the karo in the bottle but NOTHING is working, he wants me to hold and rock him but i have a TON of laundry to catch up on...any suggestions on how i can make him feel better? (i've also put a little vaseline in his booty but no results....)


Asked by Anonymous at 11:46 AM on Sep. 8, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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Answers (5)
  • Hold your baby, he need comfort more than the laundry needs to be cleaned.

    Get a carrier or sling, so you can wear your baby while you do chores.

    "bicycle" your baby's legs, to try to get "things moving"; a warm bath may help, too.

    Answer by rkoloms at 11:52 AM on Sep. 8, 2009

  • YOu baby doesn't feel well and needs you.
    Laundry can wait.

    how long have you been using the juice?

    IT takes a little while for it to work.
    Are you absoutely sure he is constipated? And its not gas, or something else?

    How long has he not been feeling well?

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:53 AM on Sep. 8, 2009

  • well i'm holding him right now

    i know it's not gas b/c he can fart, so it's not that he can't get the gas out, it's the poo he can't get out.. it's been an ongoing thing since he was born

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:58 AM on Sep. 8, 2009

  • does he take formula or bm? if it's formula, it may not agree with his tummy. if it's bm, stop giving him juice and hop over to the bf moms group- they could help better than your ped when it comes to upset tummies and breast feeding.
    try to avoid karo- it can sometimes contain botulism. warm baths, tummy rubs, and close contact with mommy are the best things right now.

    Answer by preacherskid at 12:14 PM on Sep. 8, 2009

  • if its been on going it may be whatever he is eating. if he is formula fed try switching formulas.

    Answer by vabchmommy at 12:36 PM on Sep. 8, 2009