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how to relieve a constipated 3 month old?

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Asked by BellaBean23 at 4:06 PM on Dec. 4, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Put her in a warm bath and rub her tummy. You could also feed her like 3 bites of prune and that should help.

    Answer by armywife2009101 at 4:08 PM on Dec. 4, 2009

  • Depends. What has he been eating, and what are your symptoms of constipation? The answers to these will help us answer your question.

    Answer by gdiamante at 4:08 PM on Dec. 4, 2009

  • The pharmacy has infant suppositories. Just ask. They used to keep them behind the counter so I assume they still keep them back there

    Answer by admckenzie at 4:08 PM on Dec. 4, 2009

  • Just FYI...not pooping is not constipation. Struggling to pass hard dry pellets IS constipation. And the solution is more liquid, be it breastmilk or formula.

    IF baby is struggling with pellets, suppositories will help temporarily. Too early for prunes.

    Answer by gdiamante at 4:12 PM on Dec. 4, 2009

  • she is on formula and has been for a couple weeks. She has not pooped for 2 days and is kinda fussy.

    Answer by BellaBean23 at 4:12 PM on Dec. 4, 2009

  • With both my kids when they were that little....when they are constipated, I'd stick a thermometer up their bum like I was taking their temp. It's gross, I know...but it works EVERY time.

    Answer by michellelee3708 at 4:12 PM on Dec. 4, 2009

  • The formula *might* be the problem...what was the last poop like? Had she been having problems before now? Any changes besides going to formula?

    Beware putting anything up the rectum..they can become dependent on that and then you have a whole new set of problems, so you don't want to do it too often.

    Answer by gdiamante at 4:14 PM on Dec. 4, 2009

  • Dark Karo syrup. Put a teaspoon in her bottle once a day. It works!

    Answer by MLM0503 at 4:23 PM on Dec. 4, 2009

  • All formula fed babies go through this. Esp if it's powder.

    Answer by MLM0503 at 4:24 PM on Dec. 4, 2009

  • NEVER NEVER NEVER use Karo Syrup!!!! It may contain botulism, which can be deadly in infants. It is an old remedy that doctors now strongly advise against!

    Gdiamante is on the right track, as always.  Pedal baby's legs, rub the belly, baby massage and a warm bath.


    Answer by Anonymous at 5:07 PM on Dec. 4, 2009

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