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How To Relieve Constipation Immediately
After cycling my 3 month olds legs to relieve constipation she immediately pooped green smelly stool. Why?
Stimulation: It sounds as if you are doing a good job with your newborn. You are making detailed observations and trying simple maneuvers. Babies poop often, and sometimes on cue. Just don't expect her to poop each time you cycle her legs around. Best wishes. ...Read more
Fiber and low iron: If formula fed, you can switch your baby to a low iron formula. You can try 2-4 oz of fruit juice (apple, prune or pear juice) or 1 tsp brown sugar mixed with 1 oz of water 2-4x/day. Try pureed prune or pear if your baby is eating solids. A glycerin suppository for babies works also but don't use it too often. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not a simpe answer: It depends on history, such as how long have you been dealing with this and whatmedications have you been used to to relieve it.A detailed hist and phys isrequired including surgical history.Treatment also depends on the severity of symptoms. Generally speaking increase water intake, high fiber diet, and stool softeners are recomm.Laxatives are ok for prn use at times but should not be used chronic. ...Read more
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