I have a 1 month and 2 week old daughter that has a slight constipation. Its not hard like rocks but she is having to really work hard to get it out. I have an appt. on moday to get her checked but I am wondering if there is anything I can do before that. SHe is formula fed( enfamil gentlelease) but was breast fed for the first month then i stoped due to problems and have formula fed ever since. I don't remember my 2 year old son ever having this issue with formula but i also never breastfed him. So this is new to me at this age.
Asked by Anonymous at 6:50 AM on Mar. 20, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)
If it is not dry, hard, or pellet like, then it's not constipation. Infants have to learn how to use those muscles. As long as she's going, and it's not hard, a bit of struggling is not a health concern. And NEVER use Karo syrup. It carries a risk of botulism poisoning, just like honey does, and their own website specifically states that it is not for infant use.
Answer by Krysta622 at 10:07 AM on Mar. 20, 2010
Answer by rlhall1980 at 7:08 AM on Mar. 20, 2010
Answer by IMAMOM2-2KIDS at 7:16 AM on Mar. 20, 2010
Answer by Joyzap2003 at 12:09 PM on Mar. 20, 2010
No food at 1 month ... talk about real belly problems especially since formula isn't even sitting well. Absolutely NO Karo syrup ever (botulism risk). Botulism can be deadly in infants.
Is there any way you can start back with a bit of breastmilk to help ease the pain that formula can cause? Formula can be so harsh on a child's stomach.
Answer by Anonymous at 3:47 PM on Mar. 20, 2010
Answer by Joyzap2003 at 3:53 PM on Mar. 20, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 9:38 PM on Mar. 27, 2010