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is it possible for a newborn to be constipated?

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May 22, 2019 / By Deloris
Question: my daughter is 3 weeks old.. she hasn't pooped since Sunday.. she seems to be like pushing and shes crying alot. is it jut gas? dos anyone have any tips on burping babies? the formula is simlac advance
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Caelie Caelie | 3 days ago
is she breastfed? moms milk is a natural laxative. my baby did go 2 days without a BM then on the 3rd day, watch out, it was explosive!! if its any longer than 3 days i would talk to her Dr. i almost exclusively breastfeed, she gets 1 formula bottle a day. yesterday she didn't go at all. today shes gone 3 times already!!
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Caelie Originally Answered: how do i stop newborn being constipated?
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..
Caelie Originally Answered: how do i stop newborn being constipated?
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

Alma Alma
Bottle fed babies are known to be constipated from time to time. Give baby a bottle feed of cooled boiled water from time to time. This should help
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Uzziel Uzziel
its possible because they are human....it can be the type of milk...whats in it...like i iron can really constipate a baby
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Uzziel Originally Answered: Is my newborn kitten constipated?
It depends on what you're feeding him and you should check with a vet (if you haven't already). Mother cats have to 'encourage' their kittens to poo, which they do by licking the kitten's anus (yes, they generally eat the kitten's poo for the first few weeks). You may be able to duplicate Mom's encouragement by using a VERY warm washcloth every couple of hours on the kitten's anal area. You don't want it scalding, but you do want it very warm (cats' body temperatures are much higher than humans).

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