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Constipation 3 week old?

My 3 week old son is constipated really bad hes crying and he hasent had a bowel movement in 2 days is there anything i can do?

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aggheff08

Asked by aggheff08 at 11:27 PM on Dec. 22, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • you can rub his belllie and sooth him but some babys can go up to i think a weeks without a bm but you should call the doctor tomorrow and ask what they think...my son had a few and he went up to 4 days with no bm
    mama2my2boys

    Answer by mama2my2boys at 11:34 PM on Dec. 22, 2010

  • Is he running a fever? I would call the e.r.(minor e.r) or doctor if you have his or her phone number, ask what you give him.
    sexyfancyface

    Answer by sexyfancyface at 11:39 PM on Dec. 22, 2010

  • Nurse....a lot. Put him in a nice warm bath where his belly is submerged. I would call your Dr. They should be pooping a lot at this age.
    kbakeman

    Answer by kbakeman at 11:53 PM on Dec. 22, 2010

  • dr is closed tonight and er wont let u talk to a doc
    aggheff08

    Comment by aggheff08 (original poster) at 12:02 AM on Dec. 23, 2010

  • hold his legs up and put his knees to his belly to help him push it out. also you can give him an oz of juice once a day.
    babbykrissy

    Answer by babbykrissy at 12:06 AM on Dec. 23, 2010

  • Breast fed or formula? If breast fed, this might be normal. Breast fed babies, after like 4 weeks, can go up to 20 days between bowel movements, as long as the stool is not dry, hard, or pellet like. It's possible that he is NOT constipated and the crying is for a different reason. Try a warm bath. Gas drops if you suspect gas.
    Krysta622

    Answer by Krysta622 at 10:05 AM on Dec. 23, 2010

  • aww maybe a bath as suggested?
    san78

    Answer by san78 at 2:20 PM on Dec. 23, 2010

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