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My newborn is 2 weeks old and severely constipated. What can I do?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. James Ferguson
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