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Can I give a 3 week old water in between feedings to help with constipation?
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Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Usually not
The problem is that the child will probably not take in enough formula if you do this - i would recommend calling your doctor with your concerns.

In brief: Usually not
The problem is that the child will probably not take in enough formula if you do this - i would recommend calling your doctor with your concerns.
Dr. Steven Hill
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: ???
Straining or irregular stooling doesn't 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 it constipation. If the kid is putting out dry rabbit pellets or stool bigger than your finger you can sometimes tease a stool out using vaseline on a q-tip inserted to the length of the cotton & worked around

In brief: ???
Straining or irregular stooling doesn't 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 it constipation. If the kid is putting out dry rabbit pellets or stool bigger than your finger you can sometimes tease a stool out using vaseline on a q-tip inserted to the length of the cotton & worked around
Dr. James Ferguson
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