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should i give my newborn water for constipation

she's a week and a half old, i wasn't able to breastfeed, and she seems to have a problem pooping. she doesn't cry but she curls her legs and flails her arms and pushes a lot. i'm gonna be switching formula but right now i don't wanna see her struggling, she's lying on my lap right now pushing like crazy. what should i do?

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 12:58 AM on Aug. 5, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Call your doctor or nurse hotline.
    chocaholic888

    Answer by chocaholic888 at 1:00 AM on Aug. 5, 2010

  • Nothing!! You can not give a newborn anything! It is better for the baby to be constipated than for you to try and give the baby something. Switching formula won't make a difference about constipation. Formulas are basically the same. If your baby is having problems this young she needs your milk. Buy or rent a pump if you can't or won't breastfeed and bottlefeed your milk at least  6-8 weeks. Any breastmilk will help. You may be able to get some from the website milk share.

    Gailll

    Answer by Gailll at 1:04 AM on Aug. 5, 2010

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