Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

When did you notice your baby getting constipation? And what did you do to help relief her pain?

I have a 2 month old that is struggling and have been trying to poop for three days now with no success. She cries at time and I don't know what to do to safely help her poop.


Asked by denswife at 11:39 PM on Dec. 6, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

Level 3 (19 Credits)
This question is closed.
Answers (10)
  • My best friend had that problem with his son and his doc told him to put a little vaseline on a Q-tip and insert it... well you can guess where- anyway he said it worked great, and that you should get out of the way ASAP after putting it in because the results come QUICK.

    Answer by esr at 3:32 AM on Dec. 7, 2008

  • call the doc i think you can give her a laxitive it will help and try some apple juice

    Answer by wendy232425 at 11:41 PM on Dec. 6, 2008

  • gerber apple prune juice!!!

    Answer by Dylansmommy2006 at 11:48 PM on Dec. 6, 2008

  • I used suppositories. They have child sized ones that I cut in half lengthwise. An ounce of pear or prune juice can help too.

    Answer by Jynnifer292 at 11:50 PM on Dec. 6, 2008

  • Try taking her temp with a rectal thermometer.

    Answer by sweetphoenix529 at 12:59 AM on Dec. 7, 2008

  • apple prune juice really works quick! or a jar of baby prunes!

    Answer by mizzlady5 at 1:45 AM on Dec. 7, 2008

  • You do not give a two-month-old juice.

    I give Aidyn a little bit of water when he's constipated. It always helps.

    Answer by MommyOfAidyn at 6:56 AM on Dec. 7, 2008

  • First of all, is your baby breast or formula fed?

    If your baby is EBF, it is NORMAL and SAFE for them to go up to 10 days without a bowel movement, as long as the end result is not hard, dry or pellet like. In this case, do nothing.

    If your baby is formula fed, I have no experience with that, so I'm not the right person to answer.

    Answer by Krysta622 at 8:57 AM on Dec. 7, 2008

  • Water worked perfectly with my son... i just gave him 4 ounces and he was just fine.

    Answer by Dylanmom731 at 11:13 AM on Dec. 7, 2008

  • My pedi suggested watered down prune juice when she was 2 months and was constipated on BM--Not really constipated but crying of tummy pain--1 ounce juice to 2 ounces of water.

    Answer by coala at 1:17 PM on Dec. 7, 2008