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How can I help my daughter more comfortable when using the bathroom

she is 5 months she has a lot of trouble using the bathroom like constipation. i have tried prune juice. what else is there though. thanks a lot

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bebegirl1

Asked by bebegirl1 at 11:27 PM on Jul. 10, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • mirlax! but I would just confirm with dr since she is only 5 months old
    r00j04j08

    Answer by r00j04j08 at 11:28 PM on Jul. 10, 2011

  • okay thank u
    bebegirl1

    Comment by bebegirl1 (original poster) at 11:29 PM on Jul. 10, 2011

  • Are you giving solids? If so, cut back or stop. Also, if you are giving cereal, rice is hard to digest and solids aren't really necessary until almost a year.
    Jademom07

    Answer by Jademom07 at 11:30 PM on Jul. 10, 2011

  • :)
    r00j04j08

    Answer by r00j04j08 at 11:30 PM on Jul. 10, 2011

  • Jademom07 not yet the doctor said to wait a few more weeks.
    bebegirl1

    Comment by bebegirl1 (original poster) at 11:31 PM on Jul. 10, 2011

  • Lots of moms feel the constipation is a function of frequency. It's really a function of the consistency of BM's. If they are soft like peanut butter, she is not constipated. If she is constipated, you can give her karo syrup or mineral oil. Miralax could be given if she is bottle fed. Some juices, apple in particular, can be constipating as the pectin in it is binding in some people. Increasing fluids can help too. At 5 months, It best to check with a doctor before trying anything. If she has started solids, you might want to give her pureed prunes.

    JSD24

    Answer by JSD24 at 11:35 PM on Jul. 10, 2011

  • When you notice she is pushing you can lift her legs up and very gently push them towards her, It will help her get it out...That is what i was told and it has worked,Of course just be super gentle..
    Proudnewmommy11

    Answer by Proudnewmommy11 at 3:16 AM on Jul. 11, 2011

  • thanks
    bebegirl1

    Comment by bebegirl1 (original poster) at 12:14 AM on Jul. 12, 2011

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