my 3 months old son KEEPS GETTING CONSTIPATED.please help!?
Topic: my 3 months old son KEEPS GETTING CONSTIPATED.please help!?
July 19, 2019 / By Brayden Question:
he has been on gentlease for 2 months and everything has been fine but 3 weeks ago he was constipated so bad and now he is constipated again.....
when i notice him pushing and straining and crying trying to poop, i give him a pedialite bottle with granulated probiotics(recommended by his doctor)
after 2 or 3 days of him straining and straining and crying in pain, i put a little glycerin suppository for babies and as soon as i put it in he starts pushing and pushing and pushing and BOOM it's all over...and he starts smiling and laughing back to his normal self
so i KNOW he is constipated, i know it....
i called his doctor and told him all of these symptoms and he said "it doesnt sound like constipation, it sounds more like a colic issue"
this did not rub me the right way AT ALL....i do not in any way think my son has colic.
he is the happiest baby ive ever seen until he cant poop and as soon as he poops he feels better
first question....has anyone else gone through this and if so what should i do? is there a better formula out there for constipation?
second question....should i just suck it up and do what the doctor tells me? or stick with my intuition?
it's one thing to misdiagnose me...it is quite another to misdiagnose my son....
Best Answers: my 3 months old son KEEPS GETTING CONSTIPATED.please help!?
Aengus | 3 days ago
My daughter had the worst problems with constipation. After months of dealing with it and trying Apple juice and Karo syrup per doctors orders (NOT recommended by me) we finally found out my daughter was allergic to several things in her formula including milk soy and casin. (Our pediatrician didn't even look into the issue we found out through a natural doctor) The only thing that helped her besides a major diet change was coconut oil. Just melt about a teaspoon and put it in his bottle. Some people will say that coconut is considered a nut and can cause problems with allergies.. not true it is extremely rare for
babies to react to coconut I would worry about giving my baby a banana before worrying about coconut. Since it is a consisting issue do whatever you have to in order to find out what is causing it. In the mean time I would highly recommend the coconut oil. We got to the bottom of the issue and used the coconut oil and she hasn't had any problems since. Also maybe try acidophilus as a probiotic. I used that on her while we were weaning her off the formula and it also helped a lot! Best of luck to you! I know what you are going through and it is so hard to watch our babies suffer just so your best And yes follow your motherly intuitions above all else!
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Originally Answered: what should I do if i've been constipated for five months?
You might want to change your diet to figure out what could be causing your constipation. If your nervous about going back to your doctor you could find another one, or even a nutritionist might be better able to help you. They have enemas at Walmart you could try, they generally work within 5 minutes of taking them- and they are cheap. Also pineapple has digestive enzymes that could better help your body digest the food you eat. Prunes are a natural laxative. Apples are high in fiber. So maybe adding more of those to your diet could help. Senna is a plant that is a great laxative also, you could drink senna tea or dandelion tea. Dandelion tea is good for cleaning your liver of toxins which might be beneficial to you since you have been backed up for a while now. Also if your on certain medications like narcotic pain killers, anti depressants can cause constipation. Even certain vitamins could cause constipation- for example calcium is known to cause constipation. Cut out all dairy- and chocolate, pizza, processed foods, red meat, fried foods can cause constipation. If you have the ability try making your own vegetable juice with a juicer. When you drink processed or preserved juices like v8 it cuts out the natural fiber from vegetables
It might be time to try a new formula. My daughter did wonderfully on Enfamil A+ for 4 months. Out of the blue she has an irritation to it and gets diarrhea. I had to switch her to Similac Isomil (Soy) as recommend by the doctor for 5 days. Then she was to go back to the Enfamil A+.
The soy immediately stopped the diarrhea and was fine for the 5 days. I put her back on the Enfamil A+ and the diarrhea started immediately. So I put her back on the soy and she then got constipated. So I gave her 50/50 of the two because I had cases of the Enfamil A+ and needed to use it. Her bowel movement are normal and very predicable now that she is drinking half of one and half of the other.
She is now 7 months old and her doctor is fine with the mixture.
Good luck, hope my situation helps you.
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I strongly believe that it's important to listen to that little voice inside us. We often times know when things just are not right. As for the constipation, stop giving the suppositories because they can be making it worse. They can make it so the baby won't go on his own anymore. It's better to put an ounce of Dark Karo Syrup into 4 oz of formula. You can do this twice a day to get things moving and then once a day to keep things regular. It works quickly and without side effects.
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...okay, wait -- there haven't been any rock-hard stools, it's just that you fantasize he's "pushing and straining and crying trying to poop"?
And he is getting all sorts of inappropriate feeds in response, and inappropriate medication...
You do misunderstand normal baby behaviour.
Constipation is NOT infrequent stools, nor is it fuss over stooling; it is hard stool that is difficult to pass because of the consistency. If it is soft when it does come your baby is NOT CONSTIPATED and you are doing far more harm than good.
Get a new physician if you don't feel you can trust your current one, but don't keep on with the home remedies and so on. In re. "better formula," your own milk would end all this, and it is not too late to give it to him; read through http://www.llli.org/nb/nbrelactation.htm...
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