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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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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

    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

    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?

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

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

    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


    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?

    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.

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

  • he was allergic to the milk based formula

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

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