i took him to the doc & was told to give him apple prune juice. she was rushing so i wasn't able to ask how much & how often.. & if it's okay since he's only 3 months. i have 2 other kids so i know that he should be pooping at least once every day. but he's only been pooping once every 3 days for about a month now. should i just go with what my doc said or schedule another appointment again. she didn't even touch his tummy to check if there was something wrong.. =\ how much juice should i give and will it make him regular again? or will it have to be something we will need to do everyday? does any other mommy out there have a similar experience to share with me?
Answer by Christina807 at 4:39 PM on Jul. 21, 2010
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If baby is breastfed: From Is my breastfed baby constipated
"Some healthy babies will have only one bowel movement a week. When bowel movements are less frequent, they should be more profuse in volume. As long as the baby is gaining well, wetting sufficiently, and is happy and content there is no cause to be alarmed by infrequent bowel movements, and it is not necessary to give the baby a laxative, fruit juice, or any other "helpers." In fact, attempting to force bowel movements can have harmful consequences to your baby." I don't know if this is true for a formula baby as well, but every 3 days if baby seems fine sounds okay to me!
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