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Why Is My Baby Constipated
Pear or Apple juice: For simple constipation, i usually start with pear juice (in the baby aisle), and mix it with the formula. So a 4 oz bottle of formula would hold 2 oz water, and 2 oz pear juice. The sugar brings water into the stool to soften it. Prune works too but only by itself. I do this mixture twice a day. If this doesn't work after 1-2 days, consult your pediatrician for more advanced measures. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Yes, your baby could be constipated. Breast-fed babies rarely get constipated, but formula-fed babies can get constipated if they over-feed. The quality of the stool is the best way to judge it. Turn one of your baby's poopy diapers upside-down (this works best over your bathtub). If the poop falls out easily, your baby likely is constipated. Give some water or pear juice to your baby to help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My baby was admitted on fri night with gastroendreitis he's now constipated what can I do to help him he's in loads of pain?
The ideal thing...: ...To feed a baby is breast milk. What you do about constipation depends largely on the age of the baby and what is already in the baby's diet. Foods like rice, cow's milk, cheese, apple sauce, can be quite binding, so if it's an older baby, reduce constipating foods. If it's a younger baby (under 6 months), best to speak with your doctor. ...Read more
My baby will be a week old on friday & she's constipated. Is there anything she can take for her constipation? Please help!
Depends: Straining or irregular stooling doen not mean constipation.The 1 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
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