3 month old constipated?
Topic: 3 month old constipated?
July 20, 2019 / By Elger Question:
My 3 month old son is constipated. He's exclusively breastfed. What should I do? He's pretty regular with his motions. But hasn't passed one since yesterday morning. Peeing is normal.
Best Answers: 3 month old constipated?
Cecil | 1 day ago
mmm are you sure he's constipated?
because most exclusive breast fed babies do not get constipated - breast fed babies can go up to 7-14 days without a bowel movement
... so dont stress out JUST yet
as long as he's not straining or crying to pass a BM; then i wouldnt worry - just keep breastfeeding and when he does poo; be ware .. might be a big one ahha
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Originally Answered: 4 1/2 Month old keep getting constipated?
Ya i would wait, sounds like his digestive tract isn't ready for it yet, that's why most people start at 6 months so it doesn't do any damage. Just try again when he is 6 months. Better to be safe then sorry.
Breastfed babies kind of do their own thing when it comes to BM's. Some have 3 or 4 a day. Some go every 2 to 4 days especially after 3 months. If he is peeing and he is his happy normal self, his probably is not constipated.
If he starts getting fussy or has a fever or seems sick other wise, call you doctor. Do not resort to enemas or soap. Your breast milk in his tummy is the best thing.
I am an RN and have worked a lot of pediatrics.
See the source. It looks like it was written just for you. Have fun with the baby. He will just get cuter and cuter.
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I'm sure that he is not constipated - especially being breastfed. Sometimes they will skip a day or so without a bowel movement. I would not give him anything at all. If he goes 3-4 days, then maybe put a call in to your doctor. This happened with all of my babies as well, who were all breastfed, and they all did eventually go without any outside help! Good luck & congratulations!
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Since it's only been a day and half since he's done, it's a little early to intervene. Give him at least another 36 hours.
But if he's in a lot of pain/discomfort, or if he still can't do on the fourth day, use either the infant size glycerine suppositories or the sliver of soap trick recommended by Blue (use only ivory or glycerine, other soaps may be harmful, and plenty of lube!). Either one should make him do a smelly in under half an hour!
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We had the same issue with our 4th daughter and the doctor had us use these little over the counter suppositories. We didn't even get the top half way in before she pooped yellow mustard everywhere. So do it over a chuck or diaper. We had to do this for about two weeks, then she was fine. Do not give him water instead of breast feeding, but make sure you are drinking plenty of water!
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Originally Answered: My 2 month old is Constipated?
You can use a q tip with vaseline and stimulate his rectum, or you can use baby glycerin suppository. Giving him any kind of juice isn't going to work because he has something that is stuck. Once you get him unstuck then he should be able to have regular bowel movements again. Call your doctor and they can give you more information on what to do.
K is wrong!! If a baby usually has bowel movements that frequently and then just automatically stops and they get uncomfortable like you described it is because they are constipated. You know your baby and you know when they are not acting right or when their having trouble having a bowel movement. Just like an adult, if you have a bowel movement everyday and then you don't the next 2 or 3 then you get uncomfortable and probably grumpy too. Saying that a baby who doesn't have a bowel movement in 24 hours isn't constipated is nuts. Babies eat a lot and therefore they should have quite a few bowel movements. A healthy BF baby should have a bowel movement after every feeding. A formula fed baby at least once a day. Otherwise just like you described your baby will be constipated and feel horrible. I have dealt with constipation a lot with my kids and have talked to doctors too about this. Call your doctor and I am sure they will tell you to do exactly as I described.