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My 2 month old baby is constipated?

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July 19, 2019 / By Camille
Question: I need an advice please..my two month old baby is constipated and i wanted to know if i have to find a juice that is for a 2 month old or it doesn't really matter as long as it's for babies??? Well he pooped one tiny round hard pebble..i breastfeed him but i don't have enough so i have to give him formula
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Amabel Amabel | 3 days ago
If you want to breastfeed him then breastfeed him. If you have met with a lactation consultant (IBCLC) and have been diagnosed with a 'reason' as to low milk supply then please ignore my next part. Only a small percentage of women actually have low milk supply due to a medical reason. Most women have low milk supply because of the way that they handle milk removal. When a mother thinks her supply is low she starts supplementing with formula. It is this supplementation that actually causes the low milk supply. The breast need to be stimulated and emptied frequently. If a baby is being feed formula then he is probably not nursing as frequently as needed to keep adequate milk supply. A breastfeed baby should nurse at least 8 times a day but if milk supply is in question then that baby should be nursing more frequently like 10-12 times a day. Plus after giving the supplementation a mother should pump to increase stimulation and milk removal. Take a look at this website on how to increase milk supply. http://www.lowmilksupply.org/overview.sh... The constipation is probably caused by the formula so increase breastmilk and decrease and/or stop the formula. Juice should not be given to a 2 month old baby.
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Amabel Originally Answered: 6 month old keeps getting constipated?
My 6 month old's poop has been harder than normal (like clay) after I began giving her baby food. If your daughter isn't in any discomfort then I wouldn't worry too much about it. I was worried at first for my daughter but realized that it will take some time for her to get used to the new food. If you want to continue with the kayo syrup then go ahead but I think it is just a different stage of poop for her. It has to get a little firmer at some point. However, I am not a doctor so I may be wrong, its just what I think.
Amabel Originally Answered: 6 month old keeps getting constipated?
My son went through several weeks of constipation issues when we started him on solids -- it's normal. It just takes several weeks or even a month or two for a baby's digestive system to get used to solid foods. The best thing you can do is make sure she is getting plenty of liquids, and you can give her a little warm water or a small amount of fruit juice mixed with water to keep her stools softer. Make sure she eats a "p" fruit (prunes, peaches, pears) at least once per day, and continue with the Karo syrup if your pediatrician recommends it. As her digestive system adjusts, her stools will soften and become regular again. My son went from pooping multiple times a day when exclusively breastfed to pooping about once per WEEK when we started solids. Gradually, it became a few times a week, then every other day, then every day again. He was quite regular by about 8 or 9 months.

Vortigern Vortigern
How do you know that your baby is constipated? Sometimes we think that babies are constipated when they really aren't. At two months, you should not give your baby anything other than breastmilk or formula. If you breastfeed, just keep feeding. Your baby should be fine. Breastmilk has natural laxatives. If formula feeding, you can try putting in more water with the formula. If it has been several days without a BM, call your pediatrician and they might have other suggestions.
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Royce Royce
Pear or prune juices are fine for his age - just make sure they're baby-ready, diluted. And you only give "medicinal doses" - like 1 oz per day. Of course if he's in pain and/or hasn't done a dooey for 2+ days, put a baby-size glycerine suppository in him.
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Royce 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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