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why is my preemie straining so bad to have a bowel movement?

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Asked by Anonymous at 12:08 PM on Jul. 15, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • she is constipated..ask your doc what to do. It may be too early for apple or prune juice..warm bath, tummy massage..or glycerin suppositories.

    Answer by mybabygirlz at 12:54 PM on Jul. 15, 2008

  • If he is on formula, it may need to be changed, but I would speak with your doctor first..I know that formulas with iron cause some babies to experience this

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:05 PM on Jul. 15, 2008

  • My son was 4 weeks premature. He had major constipation problems. We switched around formulas a lot and they also said that because he was so early it was likely that his anal muscles had not developed enough yet for him to pass a solid poop... I had to "help" him go for like 2-3 months. Thank god that is over... Good luck!

    Answer by Jaidensmommy826 at 7:26 PM on Jul. 15, 2008

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