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Poopie problems

Posted by on Apr. 3, 2013 at 9:38 AM
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My lil girl is 7 weeks n is havin problems with constipation. Her dr said to try apple juice everyday. But now it doesnt seem to be working. She has only poopd 2 times in the past 24 hrs. Any ideas on wat to do now? Ive been tryin to stimulate her but it only seems to help at that time
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Mom2Just1
by Platinum Member on Apr. 3, 2013 at 11:18 AM

Doesn't sound like constipation.  My little guy only poops once every couple of days.  He is EBF though.  I would not give apple juice.

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Jackiesmomma13
by on Apr. 3, 2013 at 11:22 AM
Sorry not used to the abreviations. Ebf??? N so is it normal now for her to b like that now??
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MommyofSCC
by Bronze Member on Apr. 3, 2013 at 11:40 AM

ebf = exclusively breastfeed,  ff = formula feed.  My dd is formula feed  and at that point she was only pooping once a day, and for the most part still is.

babyspots17
by Bronze Member on Apr. 3, 2013 at 11:48 AM

That doesn't seem like a problem at all is she straining when she tries to poop?  I would be concerned that my doctor suggested apple juice at 7wks old honestly. 

Jackiesmomma13
by on Apr. 3, 2013 at 12:19 PM
Yes she strains to poop. N lastnite she was up all nite screaming of a tummy ache
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Mandamom1
by on Apr. 3, 2013 at 12:24 PM

Normally if they dont poop at this age its ok, they can go a couple of days and its totally normal. My LO would poop every other day in the beginning. If your DR said to give juice I would recommend pear or prune juice instead of apple. But dilute it with a little water. If you dont want to give juice then i would rub your LOs belly just below the belly button in a circular motion. Also pump her legs like shes riding a bike any movement helps. Warm baths help as well. When she poops is it dry hard balls? Thats a sure sign of constipation. If not then she could just be gassy. Gas drops help a lot and also vibration.

Jackiesmomma13
by on Apr. 3, 2013 at 12:28 PM
I put 1/2 ox of apple juice in her milk. N cool ill try that thnx
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KylersMom8-16-7
by Gold Member on Apr. 3, 2013 at 2:07 PM
Formula then? Is her poop hard and dry?
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Baby_Avas_Momma
by on Apr. 3, 2013 at 2:12 PM
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Giving a a baby that young any liquid other than breastmilk or formula is extremely dangerous, I can't believe some doctors are still recommending that...
Are her poop hard, dry, and pellet like?
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Jackiesmomma13
by on Apr. 3, 2013 at 2:54 PM
No they r pretty hard bt moist n hard for her to get out. N idk i was just doin wat i was told. She has bout 4 oz of formula every 2-4 hrs
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