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Why does my baby keep getting constipated?

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May 22, 2019 / By Hanny
Question: My 2 month old keeps getting constipated. He's on enfamil gentlease formula. He's been on this formula since birth. Whats causing this? Help please!
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Dolly Dolly | 7 days ago
Brunette is right. It could just be the formula that needs changing. And lifting their legs up and down really does help. Just keep a lookout for his face, when he grunts and frowns like he is pushing for a poo give him a hand by lifting and lowering his feet. But if changing formula does not resolve your problem, you should take him to a doctor. The stomach pain associatedwith constipation really hurts them and he will keep you up at night with his crying.
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Dolly Originally Answered: Why does my baby keep getting constipated?
Some doctors are idiots when it comes to advice. For two weeks give you baby only one formula and if on solids give applesauce once a day or 2 oz of diluted apple juice. Don't give baby anything else. See if it improves. I think there is far too much change for baby's body to adjust. A little constipation is quite normal in formula fed babies. Some only go every 2 days. Give your baby's body some time to adjust!
Dolly Originally Answered: Why does my baby keep getting constipated?
Potassium-rich things like bananas cause constipation. Cereal usually has high potassium level. Check the labels to make sure of this. Also, don't you have a doctor? I don't know why you would take the advice of a bunch of strangers over a pediatrician. This is your baby we're talking about.

Carolyn Carolyn
All I really remember of formulas is that Nestle Goodstart ended up fixing my little'uns bowel problems (for a while anyway). You can give diluted pear juice or prune juice (0.5 to 1 oz at a time) - some juices aren't safe for his age, but these are. And if he's in pain and/or he hasn't done a smelly for 36+ hours, put an infant-size glycerine suppository in him.
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Angelina Angelina
maybe you should change his formula my nephew was constipated for a while my sister changed formulas and he was fine afterwards while baby is doing a poo gently life the legs to the belly and back down agian it helps them get iit out better and painlessly
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Angelina Originally Answered: Please Help! I think my baby is constipated.?
My friend's baby gets really constipated, and is breastfed too. What she does to help her is give her some diluted apple juice every morning. It helps baby go to the bathroom and is safe for her! Hope this helps!

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