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constipation

my LO has been constipated for 2 days now I think. His BM are "terd" like but still soft. Now this morning they were pellets and a little harder. He is 2 months old. His pediatrician told me to just keep giving him water and that would help. Do you all think a little mineral oil would hurt him if i mix it with some water? or can I give him a suppository? i'm gonna call his doc when they open but I thought I would ask some mommas on here too.

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travisnowensmom

Asked by travisnowensmom at 6:25 AM on Oct. 28, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Ade got very constipated on a soy formula. I would give him some juice diluted with water maybe 1/4 juice or 1/2 juice. Definitely no suppositories unless okay-ed through doc.
    adelinasmommy

    Answer by adelinasmommy at 6:54 AM on Oct. 28, 2010

  • I used some lukewarm water with a drop of honey. Works like a charm
    CassyzMom

    Answer by CassyzMom at 7:22 AM on Oct. 28, 2010

  • I was told by my doctor to use about 3 to 4 drops of karo surup in the bottle, it worked every time
    anichols1

    Answer by anichols1 at 7:26 AM on Oct. 28, 2010

  • Dont Use Honey! Babies cant have honey till there almost 2. Theres a bacteria in it they can't have. I have always used a little juice to loosen them up.
    Finkette

    Answer by Finkette at 7:34 AM on Oct. 28, 2010

  • No honey, no Karo. Both carry a risk of botulism poisoning. What is baby's diet? The stools have only been hard the one time? I would also advise against mineral oil.
    Krysta622

    Answer by Krysta622 at 8:03 AM on Oct. 28, 2010

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