My son is 6 weeks old...Saturday sun and mon he didnt poo (he's exclusivly breast fed). Doc said to give him a suppository...that did the trick but then tues wed he didnt go...told to give yet another suppository. Its friday ad he hasnt gone again. I dont want him to becme dependent on suppositories to go. Hes very gassy and has been getting that out but is still crabby ad you can tell his tummy doesnt feel good. Any tips on getting him to poo on his own?Answer Question
Answer by AMZF812 at 10:22 AM on Jul. 23, 2010
Answer by MrsLeftlane at 10:23 AM on Jul. 23, 2010
Answer by jupiter84 at 10:23 AM on Jul. 23, 2010
Answer by DarkFaery131 at 10:27 AM on Jul. 23, 2010
It can be normal for a breastfed baby to only have stools a couple of times a week because human milk is digested so well. Breastfed babies don't get constipated and don't need suppositories. If your baby is growing well don't worry about how often he poops. Lucky you, less poopy diapers. Don't give him any juice or anything by mouth. It will change the normal flora (microbes) in his gut for up to a month. Babies are supposed to have only breastmilk for 6 mo. If you are giving vitamins with iron the iron can cause problems. Suppositories don't cure gas.
Answer by Gailll at 10:28 AM on Jul. 23, 2010
Answer by jupiter84 at 10:29 AM on Jul. 23, 2010
http://www.kellymom.com/ is a great breastfeeding website.
Answer by Gailll at 10:30 AM on Jul. 23, 2010
Answer by But_Mommie at 10:37 AM on Jul. 23, 2010
Answer by khedy at 10:48 AM on Jul. 23, 2010