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my 3 week old is acting constipated

my 3 week old cries, screams, grunts, and tightens up after formula feeding her.. its lasted 2 hours tonight and i cant handle it.. shes not constipated bc her poop is soft so whats the deal? my pedeatrition says this is normal but my baby is so in pain im starting to worry.. helpppp

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Asked by FITmama2B at 12:56 AM on Nov. 18, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • GAS! Try some milacon drops.

    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 12:57 AM on Nov. 18, 2010


    Answer by 4isenough8510 at 1:04 AM on Nov. 18, 2010

  • Rub her tummy in a clockwise direction. You can also bend her knees up toward her stomach (don't push too hard, but it can help move things down, kind of like a squat). You might want to try another formula if this one is upsetting her tummy.

    Answer by musicpisces at 1:08 AM on Nov. 18, 2010

  • She is learning how to use those muscles. Newborns strain and push and grunt when they move their bowels because they're learning how to move their bowels. As long as the stool isn't dry, hard or pellet like, I don't think there is a problem.

    Answer by Krysta622 at 7:54 AM on Nov. 18, 2010

  • if you started her breastfeeding, then it may be the transitional phase. Hopefully it won't last long. If you have always given her formula its probably stomach cramps or gas or both. Mylicon drops will help, although they aren't very homeopathic.

    Answer by Scarlet_Delilah at 4:05 PM on Nov. 18, 2010

  • its the formula maybe is time to switch, if its milk base the baby could have a milk allergy.

    Answer by piwife at 10:48 PM on Nov. 18, 2010

  • Sounds kinda like acid reflux

    Answer by kirstensmommie at 8:00 AM on Nov. 19, 2010

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