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Constipated 1 month old

Is there anything you can do or give to a 1 month old baby to help constipation? he is really upset!

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cascarlisle

Asked by cascarlisle at 2:45 PM on Mar. 8, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • my son has the same problem and hes 3 months old they told me to put oatmeal baby cereal with him milk and its 1 tablespoon to every two oz
    Kattie825

    Answer by Kattie825 at 2:49 PM on Mar. 8, 2011

  • Are you breast or bottle feeding? Also you can make bicycle motions with his/her legs to help break up some of it. Slightly rub in circles on babys lower tummy. Hope this helps. If anything call babys doctor
    michelle.coppes

    Answer by michelle.coppes at 2:49 PM on Mar. 8, 2011

  • What are the symptoms? Often, moms misdiagnose constipation in infants. What is his diet? What is the stool like, and how often does he move his bowels?
    Krysta622

    Answer by Krysta622 at 6:41 PM on Mar. 8, 2011

  • he is on soy formula they are hard yellow and clay like
    cascarlisle

    Comment by cascarlisle (original poster) at 6:46 PM on Mar. 8, 2011

  • my pediatricain told me to give my son 2-3 ounces of water everyday and it'll loosen up their bowel movements

    Mommy.Of.Two.

    Answer by Mommy.Of.Two. at 9:03 PM on Mar. 8, 2011

  • Hard, or just firm? Dry, hard, pellet like stool is constipation. Has he recently been switched to the soy, or has he been eating it all along? Is this a one time thing, or is it happening often?
    Krysta622

    Answer by Krysta622 at 12:22 PM on Mar. 9, 2011

  • is there a intolerance as per the soy?
    it may be that he needs more of the bacterials in the lactose form.
    Amanda11810

    Answer by Amanda11810 at 11:49 AM on Mar. 13, 2011

  • he was allergic to the milk based formula
    cascarlisle

    Comment by cascarlisle (original poster) at 9:19 PM on Mar. 13, 2011

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