My daughter has been constipated for 3.5 weeks now. Her first doctor told us to keep giving her suppositories. I didnt want to do this for to long and ended up switching her doc who told me to give her prune juice. I did that and she went but only that day. Am I going to have to give her prune juice everyday just to use the bathroom or is there something else that can be done. I hate seeing her in pain. She will be 5 weeks tomorrow.Answer Question
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Answer by maxsmom11807 at 10:22 AM on Sep. 21, 2010
I'd like to explain about your baby, I'm not bashing you. A 5 week old baby has a very sensitive digestive track that should only have breastmilk. Breastmilk is a living fluid that is called white blood that has living white blood cells and other cells in it. Cow's milk is perfect for cows. To keep human babies alive on cow's milk they have to make major changes. Some of the problems with formula is that it is hard on the digestive system and of course doesn't have living cells to help the digestive system. If you give a bf baby one bottle of formula it takes the digestive system a month to recover. The baby's system is already stressed it be even more stressed by giving juice. Dr. William Sears recommends feeding half as much twice as often.
Answer by Gailll at 10:35 AM on Sep. 21, 2010
Call a La Leche League Leader to help you. Every bottle you give makes the baby nurse less well and the message is sent to your brain to make less milk. You can nurse one breast and pump the other every 2-3 hours. If the baby has to have supplement it can be given by spoon, dropper, syringe, or other ways. You want your baby to gain an ounce a week. Since your baby is constipated you can't count stools, buy scales. You can try to get donor milk from Lact-share.
Answer by Gailll at 10:42 AM on Sep. 21, 2010
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