So- Mirium finally gave us a succession of dirty diapers last night after nearly a three day wait. But now this morning she is back to the same condition she was in before. This constipation thing has me losing my patience and feeling completely horrible because there isnt much that i can do for her.

The doctors instructed us to give her .5 oz of grape juice twice daily, and it DID finally work, but i am wondering what the hell it is that i can do for a more long term fix. The poor girl is grunting and straining and crying. i feel so bad for her. i breast feed her, and i was told that it would lower the chances of her getting constipated and so forth, but this just seems ridiculous.

On a brighter note, we finally got her to latch yesterday, though she doesnt feed the full amount of time. She still gets kind of wiggly and frustrated and then pulls off, but we have made some major progress as far as i am concerned.

Does anyone have any suggestions on how to fix constipation at home? the clinic wont take her unless she is running a fever or dehydrated, so i could really use a home fix for an infant under a month old. Mirium is just so miserable.

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Nov. 11, 2010 at 12:48 PM

I would continue  the juice  have you tried belly lotion rubs           warm baths            putting her legs up near her head will help her fart      is she farting I would think she could have a more serious problems if she doesn't     break wind       keep and eye on that   Brestfed babies should poop well        

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Nov. 11, 2010 at 1:05 PM

oh she breaks wind like a champ and burps like an adult. we use mylacon drops for her gas, since we had already noticed earlier that she tends to be gassy. i think it might be my diet that makes her gassy, since a friend of mine had the same problem with her first son.

i also have tried the knees to tummy routine and i do massage her belly but they dont seem to be having much effect right now. someone suggested i take her into the shower and give her a good rub down to try to relax her so that is where i am heading now.

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Nov. 11, 2010 at 1:47 PM

well, shower didnt do much though she did seem to enjoy it. she was calm until about 30 secs ago. gah.

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Nov. 11, 2010 at 2:37 PM

can you try to google  home remedies for 1 mo old's constipation, and see what they say.  I used the apple-prune june in the baby section with mine, it worked with in 20 mins..... like a 1/2 of the little bottle but NOT AT A MONTH OLD..... Sorry I couldn't help more....

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Nov. 11, 2010 at 10:04 PM

hum wow that is a tough one   just keep trying     maybe some water  ?

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