Any suggestions... My 7 week old baby is constipated and has been for like a week or so the only way he will go is if I use a rectal thermometer and sometimes he'll just strain without going. I called the ped. and she said to switch from Gentleease to Similac Sensitive, I tried putting karo in his formula and nothing. Today is two days since we started the new formula any suggestions besides call the doc again...Answer Question
Answer by But_Mommie at 3:21 PM on Nov. 11, 2010
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Answer by grasshopper1995 at 3:41 PM on Nov. 11, 2010
Stay far away from Karo. Karo can be deadly in infants because of the botulism risk it poses. Do NOT use Karo ever!!
When speaking about constipation on must first make sure baby is truly constipated because straining does not mean constipation. Constipation is when baby does go the poop will be in pellets. If your babies bm is not pellet like baby is not constipated and there is no reason to treat baby for constipation. Always stimulating an infant to go to the bathroom is a problem and can lead to lifelong bathroom issues. Baby has to learn how to expel waste (grunting and turning red is rather normal when doing so) and by not allowing his body to naturally take care of it you are hindering not helping his progress. Have you tried a little bit of warm water?
Answer by mama_l at 4:20 PM on Nov. 11, 2010
Answer by Krysta622 at 6:20 PM on Nov. 11, 2010
I agree with relacting. Obviously your baby is having problems with formula and needs breastmilk. There is no safe alternative and your baby may have problems with constipation from formula for the whole year you have to use it. Breastfeeding is recommended for at least 2 years so relactation is worth the bother.
Answer by Gailll at 7:33 PM on Nov. 11, 2010