3month old Constipated?

3month old Constipated? Topic: 3month old Constipated?
May 22, 2019 / By Laurencia
Question: Hi, my 3month old seems constipated. He hasn't had a bowel movement for a couple of days now. the last time he went it was dry and very solid. He is very very irritable. He's bottle fed.Can someone please suggest me a remedy..
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Jinny Jinny | 10 days ago
At 3 months old, it is completely normal to have a couple of days between bowel motions but here are some tips that helped me with my son.. Boiled water mixed with a SMALL amount of prune juice. Make sure that you have not changed any formula in his diet. Sometimes a slight change can cause problems for an infant of this age. Check to make sure that you are mixing it properly. Sometimes too much formula added with too little water can cause stomach problems and hard bowel motions. Doctor. The last one is a great idea if he goes up to a week without a bowel motion. Good luck.
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Jinny Originally Answered: I am constipated.what do i do?
You probably need to improve your diet as you seem to have a constipation problem. For constipation, castor oil is very good for a one-off remedy as in http://au.search.yahoo.com/search?p=%22c... but it is unsuitable for regular use. For constipation, suppositories, laxatives, fiber supplements and enemas are all totally unnecessary if you eat the right foods. All fruit and vegetables in very large amounts are laxative. You need to permanently change your diet or you are likely to get colon cancer. Constipation can make you extremely unwell and can lead to colon cancer as it causes a build up of carcinogenic toxins in the system. The intake of foods such as milk, cheese, white rice, white flour and red meat should be restricted, because they tend to contribute to constipation. Any food that has had the fiber stripped out, the nutrients processed out or slows down the digestion is a constipation culprit. Here's a list of foods shown to cause constipation problems: •Meats, especially fatty meats, red meat and processed meats, •Dairy Products, such as cheese, ice cream and whole milk, •Fast Foods – burgers, French fries and other fried foods, pizza, etc., •Refined grains, like white rice or any refined white flour products, •Highly starchy foods – white potatoes, corn and all refined grains, •Pastries and other high sugar products, such as cakes, cookies and pies, •Deep-fried foods, chips and other foods that are high in bad fats. You can see lots more in http://au.search.yahoo.com/search?p=%22n... which tells you "Natural Ways to Relieve Constipation" and the right foods to eat.

Fredda Fredda
Formula fed babies are prone to constipation, it can happen alot, the best thing to do is give him 2-4ozs of boiled cooled water a day and that should help him. Also, when he's straining trying to do a bowel movement push his legs up to his stomach, then back down, also rubbing his tummy clockwise can help everything get moving. My son was severely constipated when he was a few weeks old, he wouldn't go for days and when he did it was rock hard and he cried for hours. That really helped with him and after the water about 4 hours later he done a watery poo lol. Even things like a teaspoon of pear juice in with a couple of oz's of water can help, but i wouldn't do anything like that without the doctors say so.
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Darla Darla
The juices recommended above are all good for when he first starts straining but not doing - but now he hasn't done for 2+ days and he's irritable, so he'll need rapid relief. Put a baby-size glycerine suppository in him - it's mild enough for frequent use if necessary, and it'll make him do a smelly in 5-15 minutes.
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Breann Breann
Check with the doc,but until then give the poor little guy some baby prune juice,or some apple-grape juice.I know adults can take castor oil,\but as I don't have any children,this may be to harsh for his young system.I'd try the juice first,before any meds.Poor tike.I know I'm grumpy when this happensLOL.But babies don't understand yet what's happening,and can only express their selves by being grumpy and letting you know something is wrong.Try the prune juice first.Good luck.Hope he feels better soon
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Alesha Alesha
hello there i have a 9 week old and formula fed.....i went to my paediatrician last week about this....the suggested 20 to 25 mls of warn boiled water and 2 teaspoons of dark brown sugar..... AND i am VERY happy to say it works!!!!!!! i have a much happier baby!!! you do this 3 times a day! goodluck, by the way i asked if this was bad for her health or diabetes and inface it is not with brown sugar...she enjoyed it too. the sugar loosens the poo and makes it come out nicely with no strain it may take a few days to work! i aslo saw a specialist about this too and was given the same advice. GOODLUCK! trust me it work as i am going through it now! :)
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Truman Truman
You must first clear his passage with the middle and index fingers, in a fluid up and round Motion, use gloves and wash hands when your done. He Should start squirting from rectum at when reached climax. Hold him still as spasms will occur if problems continue, ask you doctor.
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Rex Rex
try some cooled boiled water before and after each feed, and double check you are mixing the formula correct
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Rex Originally Answered: I think i'm constipated, what to do?
To prevent and treat constipation: * Drink more fluids. Drinking enough water and other liquids helps keep stools soft so they can move more easily through the intestines. When you don't drink enough, the stool can get hard and dry, and you might get stopped up. * Eat more fiber. Foods that are high in fiber, like fruits, vegetables, and whole-grain bread, can help prevent constipation. Fiber can't be digested, so it helps clean out the intestines by moving the bowels along, while a diet full of fatty, sugary, or starchy foods can slow the bowels down. Try getting more fiber in your diet by eating apples, oatmeal, oranges, bananas, baked potatoes, and popcorn. * Make sure you get enough exercise. Physical activity helps move food through your digestive system and nudges the bowels into action, so be sure to get plenty of exercise. It can be as simple as playing catch, cycling, or shooting a few hoops. * Develop a regular meal schedule. Since eating is a natural stimulant for the bowels, regular meals may help you develop routine bowel habits. If necessary, schedule breakfast a little earlier to give yourself a chance for a relaxed visit to the bathroom before school. * Get into the habit of going. Maybe you don't want to use the bathroom at school, or maybe you just don't want to stop what you're doing right then. But if you make a habit of ignoring your body's signals that it's time to go, it can be tougher to go later on. Some medical conditions — like diabetes, lupus, or problems with the thyroid gland — also can cause constipation. If you're worried that your constipation is a sign of something else, talk to your parents and your doctor. Hope this helps!(:

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