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my 6 week old have not pooped for 4 days and not feeding well and very gassy what can i do to make her poop

i have appointment with doc after 2 days, she cry all day for past 3 weeks for continuously 10 - 9 hours , some people said that she is colic .

is she colic?
do i need to change formula?
is their a specific formula for colic?
what can make her poop?
y she is loosing her appetite?

plz help me i m so worried

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Asked by Anonymous at 9:55 PM on May. 31, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

Answers (9)
  • Go to the drug store and buy some baby suppositories. The pharmacist has them behind the counter.

    Answer by admckenzie at 9:58 PM on May. 31, 2010

  • Do you have a rectal thermometer? Do you know how to use it? Sometimes taking a baby's temperature rectally will stimulate them to poop.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:00 PM on May. 31, 2010

  • When my DS hadn't pooped in 4 days the dr said to give him a few small drops of Karo Syrup in his bottle. Within 6 hours he had a HUGE BLOWOUT!!!

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:48 PM on May. 31, 2010

  • Formula tends to cause digestive upsets, gas and even constipating, you may have to deal with one or all of these as long as you use it. It's just the nature of the product. Some babies just don't tolerate formula well. Changing it can help if you go to a gentler, more digestible formula. If you had a stomach ache would you want to eat? Same for babies. You can also put the baby to breast and nurse (breastmilk has a built in laxative effect).

    Answer by amileegirl at 12:08 AM on Jun. 1, 2010

  • No Karo, please. There's a botulism risk and the maker says NOT to give it to infants.

    Answer by gdiamante at 1:08 AM on Jun. 1, 2010

  • Not true about botulism risk with Karo syrup! I am a RN, we tell parents to give 1 tsp dark karo syrup, if that doesnt work give 2 tsp the next day. If your child has hard poop then go to the doc and let them use the suppositories.

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:04 AM on Jun. 1, 2010

  • Anon, if you go to karo's website THEY specifically state that it is NOT TO BE GIVEN TO INFANTS. I'll take their word.

    Answer by Krysta622 at 10:04 AM on Jun. 1, 2010

  • Good or bad I dipped DD's paci in a little bit of karo... wasn't even a full tsp, just a tiny bit on the tip. She pooped within an hour. Or a little bit (not even an ounce) of baby apple juice in the bottle works for dd now.

    Answer by jedwards2009 at 10:29 AM on Jun. 1, 2010

  • Relactate.

    You don't want to stick anything up your child's anus, it could damage the anus and kill the baby. You don't want to give your baby karo, it causes changes in the intestine including changes to the normal bacteria. Babies aren't supposed to get any juice, ever before 4 mo, it's better to wait until after 6 mo.

    If you aren't going to breastfeed the safest thing to do is just let your baby be miserable. At least you aren't causing more harm. It's normal for formula to cause constipation and it's normal for babies to cry.


    Answer by Gailll at 10:50 AM on Jun. 1, 2010

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