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May 22, 2019 / By Allyster
Question: I have a 2 month old that hasn't pooped in 2 days now. He has been a bit fussy and 'pushing' a ton. We have been in the process of switching from breast milk to formula (because I am not producing enough milk to keep up with him). So, we are now mostly formula. I called his pediatrician, but have not heard back. any suggestions or advice?
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Terry Terry | 5 days ago
My little boy spent the first 5 months of his life constipated. The dark kayo syrup and put him on his back and grab his ancles and rock him. I used to have to rock him every 4 hours for 10-15 minutes.
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Terry Originally Answered: 4 month old constipated?
As a 4 month old, she should not be constipated at all as she should be on only formula or breast milk. Don't try anything!!!! It is normal for a breast fed baby to go only once a week!!!! If she is formula fed and you think she is constipated, then give a little extra water in her formula and hold off giving an solids, since she may be sensitive. just give her a couple of ounces of extra water and do not give anything but formula or water until your child is at least 6months old. She really does not need anything but breast milk or formula until 9 months or 1 year. Solids are more to learn about taste and texture, and for fun at this age. Just make sure that she gets enough of those. Also, if you do not mix enough water into the formula, that can cause constipation. And remember that if your daughter is turning red and really working when she poops. that is not constipation, that is just how a baby poos, it is not anything to be worried about. You only worry about it if they have gone more then 7 days (for a breastfed child) or 5 days ( for formula fed). If it is longer then that, then give some prune juice mixed with water (half and half). If no poo after 24 hours, then go to the doc. But red face, grunting, even crying and uncomfortable facial expressions and crying do not mean constipation, it just means they are working those muscles hard.

Rosalina Rosalina
I had this happen with my daughter at about the same age when switching brands of formula.. our doctor suggested a 2 tsp of prune juice. I've also found that adding 1 tsp or light corn syrup to 2 oz water helps.. I wouldn't try any apple juice just yet.
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Morgan Morgan
Dark Karo Syrup, 1 tablespoon in 4 ounces. Shake it up in his bottle and he'll poop. Guaranteed! I had the exact same problem. Takes a while for them to get used to the iron content in the formula. Give it a try, you'll see it works.
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Livia Livia
The prune juice and apple juice are good for the bowels - you should probably keep them in stock. But if he's uncomfortable now, put a baby-size glycerine suppository in him - guarantee it'll help him do a dooey in 5-15 minutes.
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Livia Originally Answered: 13 month old is constipated?
Does she eat yogurt or cheese? There are plenty of sources of calcium besides milk if you think the milk is causing problems for her. Is she eating lots of other things that could be constipating? Rice, bananas, applesauce, toast? Keep pushing pears, peaches, prunes, grapes (cut in fourths), berries, etc. And offer water throughout the day as well.

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