Hello! In the past week, my six week old is having trouble with constipation. I am breastfeeding. Is it something I'm eating that is causing this? Someone suggested I may be getting too much iron. Also, if you have dealt with this, what did you do to help relieve your baby? The poor little guy is miserable. His Doctor reccomended that I put him on probiotics, but I just started them and don't think they are working yet.
Thank you. any advice helps!
Answer by peanutsmommy1 at 12:14 PM on Apr. 20, 2010
Answer by threeeunder3 at 12:17 PM on Apr. 20, 2010
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Answer by AngelOnBoard at 12:27 PM on Apr. 20, 2010
Answer by peanutsmommy1 at 12:31 PM on Apr. 20, 2010
Answer by AngelOnBoard at 12:46 PM on Apr. 20, 2010
It all sounds very normal and most likely is not constipation. When he goes is it hard pellet like? If the answer is no then your child is NOT constipated. It is also very normal for a BF baby to poop less at about this point which is when your milk is also pretty well done regulating (for the moment). It sounds like you have a perfect little one, right on track! Also as the other moms have said baby may switch again and not poop for days and still not be constipated. EBF babies are rarely constipated. My LO use to go once every 7 - 9 days and he was never constipated.
Answer by Anonymous at 1:18 PM on Apr. 20, 2010
Breastfed babies don't get constipated. If the baby only gets breastmilk and the baby is healthy it just can't happen. There is nothing you eat or any vitamins that can cause the baby to be constipated. Babies should never be given probiotics. Your baby's digestive system may take weeks to recover from the probiotics, if it ever recomers. Exclusive breastfeeding is recommended for 6 months. Not even any water!
http://www.kellymom.com/ is a good breastfeeding website.
Answer by Gailll at 2:02 PM on Apr. 20, 2010
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Answer by AngelOnBoard at 3:39 PM on Apr. 20, 2010