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what can i give my 3 1/2 month old baby to make her poop?

shes 3 1/2 months old and 17lbs.

 
jazysmom08

Asked by jazysmom08 at 4:12 PM on Jul. 13, 2008 in Health

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  • Oh boy! I had one of those:) My mother in law (who is old fashioned anyway) gave my son about a half ounce of prune juice to 3.5 ounces water. He loved it and it worked. It didn't harm him in anyway either. Good Luck:)
    mama14572

    Answer by mama14572 at 4:46 PM on Jul. 13, 2008

  • Prune juice does work but be careful. The first time my son had it there was no delay it just went straight through him and out his diaper down his legs! Also you can try moving her legs in a bicycle motion to get her stomach muscles working and that helps too.
    rasbneon

    Answer by rasbneon at 8:16 PM on Jul. 13, 2008

  • My doctor suggested brown sugar water. 1 tsp to 2 oz water. It worked well.
    drowninginboys

    Answer by drowninginboys at 9:54 PM on Jul. 13, 2008

  • I found they poop when they are ready. We sometimes worry about counting their poops, but it will come.
    Teachermom01

    Answer by Teachermom01 at 10:52 PM on Jul. 13, 2008

  • Your baby won't necessarily poop every day at that age.... unless she is straining or crying, let her be. Formula or breastmilk, and maybe pumping her legs a little, should do the trick.
    crazysocks830

    Answer by crazysocks830 at 11:15 PM on Jul. 13, 2008

  • When my kids were infants, my mom gave them lukewarm water w/ a little karo syrup mixed with it.
    blkbeauty68

    Answer by blkbeauty68 at 12:48 AM on Jul. 14, 2008