My son will not go poop on his own, i always know he has to go when he starts getting cranky ad pushes his legs out but no matter how hard he tries he cant go o his own so for me to get him to go i have to check his temperature with the rectal thermometer and most of the time that does the trick but not all the time so sometime i will have to suppository him. Has anyone else had this problem? If so what did u do to help him or her go on their own?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 11:00 PM on Feb. 15, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)
Answer by myheartx4 at 11:06 PM on Feb. 15, 2010
Answer by Allergic2Stupid at 11:14 PM on Feb. 15, 2010
Answer by Ash9724 at 11:18 PM on Feb. 15, 2010
Yikes. Stop doing that! Breastfed babies can go several days even as long as ten days without a poo because breastmilk doesn't leave much waste. Breastmilk also has a natural laxative effect so babies who are BF are generally fine.
If your baby is formula fed, the formula may be causing a problem - trouble pooping and bad gas is a side effect of formula- (but you have to give the baby a chance to go!) of constipation so you will likely have to switch formulas to find one that the baby can tolerate better. You can bicycle the legs to help if the baby is having constipation trouble, but before you continue with the rectal stimulation go to your doctor if you are unsure.
If you are formula feeding you can also, as an option, switch back to breastmilk. http://www.kellymom.com/
Answer by amileegirl at 9:23 AM on Feb. 16, 2010
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