how do i stop newborn being constipated?

how do i stop newborn being constipated? Topic: how do i stop newborn being constipated?
September 17, 2019 / By Layne
Question: I never had this issue with my first child but my new baby girl will not bring her wind up and she is constipated and in pain she hasnt been able to go in nearly 3 days now and i cant get a doctors appointment, i was advised cool boiled water and a tummy rub but nothing is helping her, any other suggestions?
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Jackie Jackie | 8 days ago
are you breast feeding or using formula? some formulas are a bit stronger and can cause constipation. perhaps switching to a different brand can help! if you're breastfeeding and your baby is constipated, there really isn't much you can do but wait it out..
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Jackie Originally Answered: My newborn daughter keeps getting constipated?
Are you feeding her formula or breastfeeding? Too much iron can cause constipation. If it's in the formula change it. If you are breastfeeding, are you taking iron or any other supplements? It usually has to do with the type of milk the baby is getting. Press the pediatrician to provide a solution.
Jackie Originally Answered: My newborn daughter keeps getting constipated?
Jesus you need to calm down. Did I say that you gave up? Did I call you names? Did I put you down? NO! You said you were "going to" breastfeed, not that you are still trying to breastfeed. I said its too early to give up BASED ON YOUR STATEMENT. Then I said if you CHOOSE to exclusively pump there are a lot of ways to increase your supply. And I choose rather than give links on how to successfully exclusively pump to give you some inspirational stories of other moms that succeeded at breastfeeding despite the baby not latching on for the first month or longer. And tools to assess whether your baby is getting "enough" breastmilk and the possibility that because you are pumping you aren't getting enough hind milk. Sheesh there's only so much space, and time, and effort. --------------------------- You need a new doctor, that's just ridiculous. Constipation in a baby that age is serious, particularly chronic constipation. Chronic constipation is often a sign that the baby isn't getting enough fat, calories, or liquid. Its also far to early to give up on breastfeeding and even if you choose to exclusively pump there are lots of way to increase your supply. http://www.llli.org//llleaderweb/LV/LVDec97Jan98p123.html In answer to the question, "Is baby getting enough?" a second question could be posed, "Enough of which?" In the early weeks wet diaper counts give only part of the answer. Because the nursing newborn takes in plenty of foremilk before receiving the richer hindmilk, it would be difficult for an infant to produce several bowel movements per day without being adequately hydrated. However, the opposite can easily occur. Since feeding practices, ineffective sucking or other problems may diminish the mother's milk supply or prevent the baby from receiving an adequate portion of hindmilk, it is possible for a baby to be adequately hydrated yet have an inadequate calorie intake. Frequent urination remains one valid indicator of adequate newborn hydration from foremilk intake. Multiple daily stooling is an indicator of adequate newborn calorie intake from hindmilk. Both factors are needed to fully assess neonatal breastfeeding. Since a lack of daily stooling may be associated with inadequate newborn calorie intake, it is also a predictor of poor infant weight gain. Early detection of this symptom can be crucial for the baby's health and the continuation of breastfeeding. In severe cases, an infant's low calorie intake may lead to weaker sucking, diminished milk supply and critical dehydration. While less serious conditions may be improved at various stages of breastfeeding, it is much more effective to establish a generous milk supply and hearty weight gain in the early weeks than to have to work to achieve them in later months. http://www.normalfed.com/Help/babyget.html li just didn't get it. She latched on in the first few days but didn't nurse well, became dehydrated, and refused from then on. Her mother pumped, bottle-fed her, and kept trying. No luck. Ali either screamed or slept whenever the breast was offered, and seemed to have no idea how to draw in her mother's rather flat nipples. At 5 weeks, her mother switched to finger-feeding her with tubing, to break the bottle habit and accustom her to the feeling of skin. A few days later, provided she was asked and not told, she began accepting a nipple shield with tubing to provide instant milk. After a few days with the shield, she simply started nursing, first on one side, then both. And that was that. Minda just didn't get it. Her mother had large, soft breasts, with nipples that didn't stand out at all. Minda's mom tried many positions, a nipple shield, finger-feeding, bottle-feeding, and by 5 weeks was ready to quit. She tried a feeding tube at the breast as a last resort, and it turned out to be the "latch on here" signal Minda had been looking for. It took another week of ups and downs before Minda nursed consistently and easily. Alex just didn't get it. He would fight and cry at the breast, and his mother's milk supply dropped really low. His mother finger-fed him with tubing, alternating time on her finger with offering the tubing at her breast. She used a hand pump, and supplemented her low supply with formula. By about 4 weeks, Alex would latch on some of the time. Suddenly, things began to click. His mother continued to use tubing at her breast to supplement him while her own supply increased. From the day he really began nursing, Alex sat in his mother's arms like a different baby - relaxed and content, as if he'd found heaven. Alex loved being a nursing baby. Lisa just didn't get it. Her mom kept her well-fed by using a rental pump and cup-feeding. It was a discouraging first week, with lots of spilled milk and the tedium of pumping, but by the end of the week, Lisa was an accomplished nursing baby. Brandon just didn't get it. He hadn't had any good nursings in the hospital, and couldn't latch on at all after they got home, because her breasts were engorged. She used a rental pump to soften her breasts, and, with some positioning help, Brandon latched on and nursed beautifully. Without the lactation consultant's help, and with breasts still very full, they had trouble again. But she kept pumping, and gave Brandon her milk with an eyedropper when he couldn't nurse. After a few days, that early engorgement was over and nursing was easy. Shira just didn't get it. She would root, then make a face and push her mother's nipple away. After a week of trying, and offering pumped milk in a bottle, her mother began using a nipple shield. During the next week, Shira nursed with the nipple shield and usually enjoyed it, but had to be supplemented by bottle. S

Finian Finian
I heard taking a small peppermint candy and letting it dissolve in water will help babies with tummy aches and such so maybe it'd help with constipation
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Darcy Darcy
Whether you are breastfeeding your baby or she is on formula, babies magic tea will definitely give her relief. We had the same problem with our newborn child and after giving him this tea he got soothed.
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Darcy Originally Answered: How to stop being constipated?
I suspect you used a disposable saline enema. They only clear the rectum and cause irritation from the high level of saline. I would use a 1 to 2 quart warm water enema and repeat if necessary unless nothing returns in which case I would get to an ER. Either a combination hot water bottle/douche/enema syringe or a Fountain douche/enema syringe is available at most pharmacies including Walmart.

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