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My 2 month old is Constipated?

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May 22, 2019 / By Codie
Question: My 2 Month old hasn't produced a stool in 2 full days, Hes very uncomfortable. He usually goes twice a day. I put him in the bath to sooth him that helped but hes fussing and squirming I feel so bad, Is there anything i can give him to help move things along?
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Antony Antony | 6 days ago
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.
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Antony 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.
Antony Originally Answered: 4 month old constipated?
I have this same problem with my twins who are also four months old! My pediatrician said No to most juices as well because it is an irritant for their little bellies..but she said no the the water because it provided NO nutrition whatsover. She said add 2 teaspoons prune juice to regular bottles...that is not enough to fatten him up so dont worry about it. You can do it every bottle if you want to. I did it 3 times a day till it started loosening the bowels movements and now i continue except i only give it once a day. It doesnt upset their bellies..but the spit up afterwards can be pretty gross looking! Trust me i gave them pear and apple juice before because a friend of mine said so...but they had a horrible belly ache! The prune juice works great!

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Constipation refers to hard stool that is difficult to pass, NOT infrequent stool. Likely you are looking at normal baby fuss and normal baby squirm that you didn't fret over and didn't notice so much when you weren't imagining it was about poo. If your baby is exclusively breastfed you have nothing to worry about; the kid is not constipated, and it would be a very bad idea to try any of the remedies suggested here. "Some breastfed babies, after the first three to four weeks of life, may suddenly change their stool pattern from many each day, to one every three days or even less. Some babies have gone as long as 20 days or more without a bowel movement. As long as the baby is otherwise well, and the stool is the usual pasty or soft, yellow movement, this is not constipation and is of no concern. No treatment is necessary or desirable, because no treatment is necessary or desirable for something that is normal." http://www.breastfeedinginc.ca/content.p...
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Sal Sal
Serious is right - if he hasn't done a dooey for 2 days, put a baby glycerine suppository in him, it'll make him do a big one in a few minutes,
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Sal 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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