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my baby hasn't pooped in over 24 hours

Posted by on Feb. 5, 2014 at 1:30 PM
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I don't know why so any suggestions to help him poop? He is 2 1/2 months and strictly breastfeed
by on Feb. 5, 2014 at 1:30 PM
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wintermoon111
by on Feb. 5, 2014 at 1:31 PM
That can be okay but if you are concerned try prune juice and call the nurse
pinkstar729
by Bronze Member on Feb. 5, 2014 at 1:31 PM

How old is he?

babydsmommy18
by Gold Member on Feb. 5, 2014 at 1:32 PM
How old? Breast or formula?
TrouserMouse
by on Feb. 5, 2014 at 1:32 PM
We need more info
BubbasMa12
by on Feb. 5, 2014 at 1:32 PM
That is normal. At the transition stage from pooping all day to a couple of times a day, they can go up to ten days no poop. But that is usually when they start eating solids. So it depends on the age of your baby. If you're concern, call the dr
Presley77
by Gold Member on Feb. 5, 2014 at 1:33 PM
My baby still does that. I give her watered down prune juice.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Feb. 5, 2014 at 1:34 PM
How old? Breastmilk or formula?
greenlove2013
by on Feb. 5, 2014 at 1:34 PM
2 1/2 months and strictly breastfeed

Quoting babydsmommy18: How old? Breast or formula?
69liliem10
by on Feb. 5, 2014 at 1:35 PM

How can I treat my baby's constipation?

Here are some things to try:

  • Get her some exercise. If your baby's a crawler, encourage her to do a few laps. If she's not crawling yet, try pumping her legs: While she's lying on her back, gently move her legs in a forward, circular motion as if she were pedaling a bicycle.
  • Massage your baby's belly. Measure three finger-widths below his navel and apply gentle but firm pressure with your fingertips. Press until you feel a firmness or mass. Maintain gentle but constant pressure for about three minutes.
  • If you feed your baby formula, ask her doctor about switching to a different brand. Some babies are less constipated on soy formula. And sometimes adding a teaspoon of Karo corn syrup to the formula also does the trick.
  • If your baby is old enough to eat a variety of solid foos, cut down on constipating foods like rice, bananas, and cooked carrots. Try a little bit of apple or prune juice or a few tablespoons of pureed prunes, apricots, or pears to help loosen his bowel movements.
  • Talk to your baby's doctor about treatment options. Ask about using an over-the-counter stool softener to make bowel movements more comfortable for your baby, but never give your baby a laxative without her doctor's approval. The doctor may also suggest you try a glycerin suppository if your baby is severely constipated. The suppository will stimulate the rectum and help her pass a stool. While using a suppository occasionally is fine, don't do it on a regular basis, since your baby could wind up relying on them to have a bowel movement.
  • If your baby is passing such hard, dry stools that she tears the delicate skin near the opening of her anus (you may be able to see these tears, known as anal fissures, or a little blood), you can apply some aloe vera lotion to the area to help it heal. Be sure to mention the tears to your baby's doctor.
TurtleMomma82
by Ruby Member on Feb. 5, 2014 at 1:35 PM

Normal mama

Quoting greenlove2013: 2 1/2 months and strictly breastfeed

Quoting babydsmommy18: How old? Breast or formula?


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