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Constipation In Newborns Remedies
Is it really constip: It is important to know that newborns (that is up to one month of age) can have a bowel movement anywhere between 12 times a day to once a week and not be constipated. As long as they are comfortable, stool is soft and feeding well. If it is really constipation, then you might incorporate small amount of water into the diet. In severe cases your doctor might need to look for underlying problems. ...Read more
Define & use natural: If your baby is having firm stools that are hard to pass, i accept the label.If breast fed, stooling less often& skipping days i would leave it alone if still soft. Bf infants can stool a little every feed or a crib full once a week.Bottle fed kids are expected to go daily. I've had success with undiluted prune or apple juice, 1oz once or twice daily.Water may also help ...Read more
Depends: Straining or irregular stooling doen not mean constipation.The nb breast fed kid may go 7-10 days without a stool or poo a little at each meal.As long as it is soft, i don't consider that constipation. If the kid is putting out dry rabbit pellets or stool bigger than your finger you should start with the pediatrician. ...Read more
Newborn with a streak of blood in his stool. after suffering from sever constipation we switched to soy and he had a rectal exam yesterday. Thouhts?
What could be the cause of my newborns constipation, frequent spit-up, refusal to eat and blood in stool after supository?
Several Reasons: By the time the baby goes home from the hospital we like to see several meconium stools daily. In the first week of life constipation can be related to relative dehydration in anticipation of mom's milk coming in. There are other more rare causes that are associated with abdominal distension, so that is a symptom to watch for. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Neurologic Disease: Constipation alone is quite common in infants. However, constipation with weakness is very worrying. It can be a sign of botulism, which can occur when infants under a year of age are given honey. This infection can be treated if caught early. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Straining or irregular stooling doen not mean constipation.The 2 wo breast fed kid may go 7-10 days without a stool or poo a little at each meal.As long as it is soft, i don't consider that constipation. If the kid is putting out dry rabbit pellets or stool bigger than your finger you can sometimes tease a stool out using vasaline on a q-tip inserted to the length of the cotton & worked around. ...Read more
Crying vs pain: Please do not get into the habit of equating crying with pain. Babies cry for hours every single day. This is how they communicate, stretch out their lungs, get you to come and hold them, get you to feed them. Make sure you are burping well, swaddle baby so they feel more secure, make sure baby getting enough to eat. If questions about normal stool patterns and whether she is constipated, ask doc. ...Read more
Not specifically: This is an old myth that is perpetuated year to year. Iron given at therapeutic levels can cause constipation, but studies find no correlation with the level in formula. Infants may process one brand of formula slower or faster than another and any delay in emptying will lead to constipation. ...Read more
My daughter is 11 months old. She has been constipated since newborn. We went to a g.I. Specialist. They told me to do things I have already done. ?
My newborn baby that 19, days old and she keeps crying i think she constipated, what can I give my new infant baby for the pain. Can suppositories use?
Constipation: Is hard and infrequent stools. You can give a glycerin suppository once and see igf that helps. Baby may be crying if mom is breastfeeding and drinking milk, eating dairy. If using milk based formula then can also cause tummy ache. Baby could be colicky too.. Go see your doctor and discuss this. You will feel better and so will baby! ...Read more
Newborn strains to poo but not constipated,normal poo.To a point where he starts crying.Also grunts alot at night bedtime.Is this normal?Thank you
Normal: Newborns can make a lot of funny noises, including grunting, especially with gas. Having a BM can be a lot of work for a little one-- weak abdominal muscles, lying flat...so you can help him--put him in a sitting position (gravity), pull his legs up (imagine yourself trying to poo lying flat with very weak abs!) Rub his tummy, and a warm bath might help. If not better, see your pediatrician! ...Read more
Green poop: No the green stool may be a transition stool containing meconium. ...Read more
If my baby is drinking newborn enfamil his poop is greenish and hardish, gets constipated, should I change him to genteless?
No reason: Babys on formulas usually have astools ones in few days. ...Read more
What can I do to stop my newborn from being constipated, he is straining to poop since yesterday, i tryed warm water but i didn't see any results?
Constipated ???: Constipation is best defined as a thickened or dry stool produced when the large intestine extracts too much water. Breast fed babies can have poo every feed or only 1/wk. If it is soft, it is normal.Formula fed babies go more often.Full strength apple juice or prune juice @ 1 oz once or twice daily will often loosen stools. ...Read more
Hydrate more: Drink more water or liquids. Also have more fiber in your diet, meaning eating more cooked vegetables, fresh fruit, and again drinking more purified, clean water. Constipation is a sign of possible dehydration, or even food allergies too. Avoid dairy or cheese, soy, or wheat, and poop regularly! ...Read more
Constipation Rx: usually begins with diet and lifestyle changes: increase fiber intake, drink A LOT of water, exercise nearly daily, defecate when you feel urge. Laxatives are next step: fiber supplements (psyllium, methyl cellulose) are safest. Lubricants/mineral oil may help, or stool softeners. Osmotic laxatives help fluids move through colon: milk of magnesia, MiraLax (polyethylene glycol). Then, prescriptions: see your Doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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