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What to do about constipation?

My baby is eleven days old and i think she is constipated. What can i do for her? This will be the second day with no dirty diaper.

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Asked by ISLUVZOLIVIA at 8:17 PM on Jan. 7, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • If she's breastfed it is not unusual for BMs to be days apart. /When she goes and it is still soft she is not constipated

    Answer by amileegirl at 8:24 PM on Jan. 7, 2010

  • a friend told me to use sugar water because no otc worked so she said to try it and it worked but he blew up is diaper lol but he got it out.

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:25 PM on Jan. 7, 2010

  • How is she fed? The last time she went, what was the consistency? Soft, runny, dry, hard, etc. As a PP said, if she's EBF it's safe and normal for them to go up to like, 10 days without a bowel movement, but not until 4-6 weeks. At 11 days old, I would not worry yet, but if she goes another day or so without moving bowels, check with doctor. Warm bath, sometimes gas medication helps, gripe water, infant massage are things you can do in the meantime.


    Answer by Krysta622 at 8:49 PM on Jan. 7, 2010

  • Breasfed babies can go more than a week without have a bowel movement.

    Answer by rkoloms at 9:30 PM on Jan. 7, 2010

  • prune juice and or prune baby food

    Answer by whistlemom3 at 10:01 PM on Jan. 7, 2010

  • I wouldn't recommend prunes or prune juice for an ELEVEN DAY OLD baby.

    Answer by Krysta622 at 4:02 PM on Jan. 8, 2010

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