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I switched my 2 month old from breastmilk to formula, now shes constipated.Any suggestions to help her?

 
mommyof2girlz07

Asked by mommyof2girlz07 at 4:55 PM on Jan. 30, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • My midwife reccommended making tea out of fennel seeds (yes, the cooking herb). The ratio is about 1 teaspoon fennel seeds in a tea ball to 1 cup (8 oz) hot water. It should be a light to medium amber color. It can be a little bitter, so you might need to put a tiny pinch of sugar in it. Start with 2 oz, then if that hasn't worked after a few hours, try 3 oz, then after another few hours try 4 oz, and so on. You just have to find what amount works for your baby.
    It worked really well for my DD. Good luck! :)
    emslala

    Answer by emslala at 3:58 AM on Jan. 31, 2010

  • an ounce of warm pear juice.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:01 PM on Jan. 30, 2010

  • An ounce or 2 of warm water.
    JoMcD

    Answer by JoMcD at 5:04 PM on Jan. 30, 2010

  • warm water sounds right. i don't know if it's okay to be giving a 2mo juice yet. their tummies are still so delicate. my mom used to tell me to rub chamomille oil on their tummies.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:10 PM on Jan. 30, 2010

  • Switch back to breastfeeding. Human milk is a natural laxative.
    LeanneC

    Answer by LeanneC at 5:21 PM on Jan. 30, 2010

  • there are over the counter medicines for infants with constipations
    LynnB1

    Answer by LynnB1 at 5:29 PM on Jan. 30, 2010

  • If you are physically able, relactate. If not, call your family doctor.
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 5:30 PM on Jan. 30, 2010

  • Relactate and give baby what she obviously needs.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:27 PM on Jan. 30, 2010

  • I thank you all for your answers, and appreciate them very much! She has recently had a bowel movement on her own so Im hoping things are getting better for her. I have reasons for switching, and yes i have spoken with a doctor. I have dried up and cannot produce milk . I done it longer this time than I did with my first. So I am not producing, and yes I wish I was i feel closer to my baby.
    mommyof2girlz07

    Answer by mommyof2girlz07 at 10:50 PM on Jan. 31, 2010

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