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8 month Baby

My baby didnt poop for 5 days, she pooped just a little bit yesterday, but it was so hard and she was crying when she was passing it out. Is there anything to help her, any food or any remedies, please help

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Asked by silvapoker at 10:55 AM on Aug. 31, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • well my babies use to get that and baby food Gerber containers carrots or prunes helped them pass

    Answer by Mommy2Be1212009 at 10:57 AM on Aug. 31, 2010

  • prunes, apple juice... a tummy rub helps sometimes too

    Answer by elizabiza at 11:08 AM on Aug. 31, 2010

  • Prunes will definately do the trick (baby food prunes NOT whole prunes.. LOL) ... Does your LO eat rice ceral?? Welll if s/he does then you could put a splash of apple juice in there with it... ( i dont give my dd juice on a regular basis , but if you do then diluted appled juice should do the trick as well) :)

    Answer by kansan-moma at 11:26 AM on Aug. 31, 2010


    water, apricots, pears, plums, prunes

    Real table fruit. Not jars and definitly not over processed gerber. Juice has too much sugar and no fiber.

    Next, conquer the problem. Example: No rice cereal, its an overload of constipating iron. If she is still on jar food, stop, they don't have enough fiber. Stop cheese -- can be binding. Go all table food -- baby led solids

    Answer by amileegirl at 1:46 PM on Aug. 31, 2010

  • Oh one more thin, when she's trying to poop hold her in a "potty position" low squat, or get a baby bjorn potty so she can poop freely in a squat to help "open up" and let gravity help (yes, you can do this -- my 11mo has not been in diapers for over 2 months -- its part of elimination communication)

    Answer by amileegirl at 1:49 PM on Aug. 31, 2010

  • My ped. told me "P" fruits are good for constipation. Prunes, Pears, Peaches, etc. Not sure how accurate that is. I agree stop giving purees if you are, and switch to table foods. Cut them into itty bitty pieces. And quit giving rice cereal if you are. If you still have trouble, consult your ped.

    I have also been told bananas are constipating.

    Answer by Arkaidy at 2:52 PM on Aug. 31, 2010

  • applejuice or prune juice is probably the quickest way. Mine had this problem, too. good luck.

    Answer by Kword at 4:02 PM on Aug. 31, 2010

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