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constipated baby help!!!

Posted by on Aug. 18, 2012 at 8:28 PM
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hes almost 11 months old and he is so constipated. the doctor put him on benefiber and the kayro syrup but its not helping 

i feel so helpless bc he just sits there and screams and its so uncomfortable for him. 

any other suggestions on what i can do?

by on Aug. 18, 2012 at 8:28 PM
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SourPatchParent
by on Aug. 18, 2012 at 8:37 PM

I don't know but if your formula feeding switch to a non iron fortified type.. More info needed!

mle4884
by on Aug. 18, 2012 at 8:41 PM
When my daughter was constipated one time I massaged her belly below her belly button and it helped loosen it up. Ijust put a little pressure on her belly and rubbed in a circular motion. Hope it helps!
FunSexyMama
by on Aug. 18, 2012 at 8:41 PM
Have you tried natural foods like pear , papaya, oatmeal and prune? Also on top of the fiber make sure you give him plenty water throughout the day.It could also be because he is switching to solid foods or whole milk and bread. You should avoid these and rice when they are constipated. You can also try taking a qtip with vaseline to lubricate the area(Dont go up too far with qtip!) And ENEMAS are safe as long as you do it properly.Aslast resort you can ask doc to prescribe a stool softener. My doctor did it after my daughter stools where Sooo hard and dry (like little rocks!!!) that is caused her rectum to bleed! Constipation is nooo joke and you feel so bad you wish you could trade places with them. Keep pushing baby!
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Samantha4509
by on Aug. 18, 2012 at 8:42 PM
My son has chronic constipation and his specialist put him on miralax but he is five I don't know for a baby but I would try prune juice even prune baby food. Also his doc said benefiber clumps up the poop making them larger so try oranges pears grapes and lots of fluids my son hardly drinks fluids and that causes constipation too. I also am giving him fiber gummies and activia.
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Samantha4509
by on Aug. 18, 2012 at 8:46 PM
Do not let this get to bad , my son started like your baby and ended
Up getting it chornic with the enema this I put one on my son because w was 5 days without pooping and I guess since he has to much stool he had a sharp pain and passed out woke up throwing up and dareahh it was the worst day of my life!! So don't let your child go too many days and then give him/her and enema take your child to the hospital
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Bl3ss3dMommi
by on Aug. 18, 2012 at 8:47 PM
I mixed apple juice with prune juice and warmed it up a little and gave it to my kids always worked. Then i started giving them a prune a day keeps them regular. Lie the dried prunes they live them they call it there treat! LoL!
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bailer08
by on Aug. 18, 2012 at 8:51 PM

ive tried prunes, and weve up his fiber like crazy ( apples and pears) were staying clear of his rice cereal and dairy products right now. We give him prune juice, prunes, and pear juice and someone told me the gerber yogurt juice works..we trried that..doesnt work. 

the doctor didnt want to give him a stool softner and wanted to try the benefiber first, but i dont see it making much of a difference. weve increased his water too, ive also tried a little bit of warm water in a bulb syringe suppose to act like a natrual enema but its not working either. 

FunSexyMama
by on Aug. 18, 2012 at 9:04 PM
Need more info... Is he not pooping at all? Cuz if not time for softener or saline enema.
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bailer08
by on Aug. 18, 2012 at 9:13 PM

he hasent pooped for a few days now. when and if he does go..its extremely hard and really dry. 

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