Baby constipation 2 month old?
Topic: Baby constipation 2 month old?
September 17, 2019 / By Evelyn Question:
I have a 2 month old and just recently he went from having about 2 or 3 bowel movements a day to 1 every 2 days. The last one he had after 2 days was yesterday and it was a big blowout! More poop than I have ever seen a baby poop. He hasn't had a bm today but seems to have gas and is fussy. Is that constipation or is it normal for babies? He is breast fed and gets 1 bottle of formula at night. I was worried he wasn't getting enough breast milk because of not pooping too.
Best Answers: Baby constipation 2 month old?
Colena | 8 days ago
Unless you are trying to transition to formula stop the bottle at night. It could be causing problems because the iron in formula is not absorbed and can cause constipation. It is not uncommon for fully breast fed babies to go up to a week without a bowel movement. That is because breast milk is fully digestible, producing little to no waste. He is totally normal for a breast fed baby.
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Originally Answered: HELP! 4 month old baby with constipation?
karol syrup wll fix the constaption it might be the formula alot of times it's hard to find formula that agrees with baby you need to boil any water you use for baby any way that get's rid of impurities in the water but regular tap water unboiled just heated is good for the babies immune system......take some boiled water a spoon full of karol; syrup put it in a bottle shake vigorisly and then let baby drink half of it
I was told by my pediatrician that if you are breastfeeding your baby can go up to a week without going poopys and its fine. But if is a formula fed only it can't not go more than 2 days. My baby is 2 months a half and sometimes he goes every other day, but I only breastfeed. As longest your baby is passing gas and his belly is not hard its fine. Try massaging his belly with baby oil and moving his legs like if he is riding a bicycle. If he is in pain cause of the gas you can try gripe water, it worked for my boy. And yes it is normal for babies to get gassy and to sometimes have movements less often. Good Luck!
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Poor baby. I hate to see them like that.
For gassy & fussiness I give my grandbaby Infant Mylicon Drops, works better than any gripe water -(my daughter's pharmacist is a mom, she highly recommended it, she was right!)
Avoid "gassy" foods such as beans, bran, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, caffeine, and onions while you are nursing. These can cause your infant to get gas.
Make sure the nipple is the right size if you are bottle-feeding. If the nipple is too large, it will make your baby eat too fast; if it's too small, it will cause your baby to gulp air.
Burp your baby every one to two ounces during feedings, or before switching breasts if nursing.
Burp your baby up against your shoulder, face down across your lap, or sitting upright on your lap, supporting her head and chest as you gently pat her back.
--------------and you should always ask your doctor if this problem continues.
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A breastfeed babies can go days without a bowel movement and it is normal. Do not give him anything to make him go. He will go when he is ready and it will probably be a lot. As long as the stool is soft than it is not constipation.
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"Every two days" is only just on the constipation spectrum - there's room for improvement, 'cause the effects of intestinal autointoxication don't appear immediately! Try the karo syrup - or try giving him small medicinal doses - like 1 oz - of baby prune juice or pear juice. (Other juices are best avoided for now, but these are ok)
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Sounds to me he may be constipated. My son had this problem when he was a month old and was not happy. We called the Pediatrician and they said to add a teaspoon or two of Karo syrup which is dark corn syrup (natural laxative) into his bottle or apple juice which is a natural laxative as well.
Sorry had to edit it! In a hurry!
Btw it worked lol!
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We had to give my son miralax. And when he wasn't breast feeding I gave him soy formula because regular formula would make him gassy. Hope this helps.
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Originally Answered: Constipation in 8 month old baby.?
Ah! I'm not alone! My son has been battling constipation since he was about the same age. It didn't seem to have anything to do with what foods he ate, or didn't eat. He's regularly backed up. He pushed so hard one day that he broke out with petechiae (broke blood vessels) over all his face and upper body. I happened when he was about 13 months old, and while he was at the babysitter. I took him to the doctor and they sent me to the hospital (they were worried he had meningitis since petechiae is a symptom of that - although I wasn't worried, I knew what it was from)... anyway, they gave him a suppository and he pooped within 15 minutes. They then gave him a prescription for Poly Ethylene Glycol (PEG). You don't actually need a prescription since you can buy it over the counter under the brand name 'lax a day' and others. He was supposed to take 10 grams every day (I got the pharmacist to weigh it out for me and then draw a line on the cap so I didn't have to buy a scale). It definitely worked. He had to stay on it for 3 months. The worry with constipation in infants/toddlers is that the fecal matter can become so big in the colon that it can stretch it, causing permanent damage.
I would take your daughter to a doctor and get her on some stool softener (the recommended amount might differ for her, depending on her weight). The PEG is not something that stimulates defecation, it just makes it easier to pass.
I also spoke to my naturopath and he said that Aloe Vera juice is another great thing to give infants/toddlers for constipation. You can get it from health food stores. I TRIED to give it to my son but there was no way he was going to take it lol. There are other natural ways to get them going again but I can't remember what they are. You could speak to a local naturopath and see if they have any suggestions if you are leery about giving her medication.
ETA: My son is now 20 months and the constipation seems to have returned. He has been self-feeding since he was 7-8 months so that isn't the issue in all babies. I have Irritable Bowel syndrome and I wonder if he's maybe got my bowel issues (my mom does too - so there could be genetic link). I hope it gets better for you and your daughter though. It's tough, I know!