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My son is almost two weeks old and he seems to be having some trouble pooping. He hasn't gone days without pooping, but when he tries he has problems..
We were told to give him some sugar water, which has seemed to help some..
Anyone have any other advice to help him poop easier??
Prunes!!! They work every time with Liam. We just give him some when we notice he hasn't pooped in a couple of days. He got prune juice everyday in the NICU. I would put a teeny drop of prune juice in a bottle. It should work within the day!
it's good to get advice on things like this, but I wouldn't do anything without speaking to your pediatrician first. there are so many things people will tell you that may or may not work, and your son is so young. medical advice, and your intuitions are best.
Hi! Sorry I am part of the Nov 2011 playroom....and am lurking here...
My pediatrician told me to give my daughter up to 6 ounces of baby juice (apple, prune or pear) a day to help combat constipation...It did not work. He then told me to give her the glycerin suppositories. We were giving these to her every night because if we didnt she screamed all night.
I finally got fed up with the pediatrician and told him I wanted to see a specialist. 1 week before we went and saw the specialist I changed her formula ( this would be her 4th formula, lactose intolerance) over to Nutramigen. Within 8 hours she had pooped.
Little did I know that constipation can be a sign of allergy/intolerance. And sometimes pediatricians over look smaller issues such as constipation. I am a definite advocate of Mommy Intuition. Without it my precious babygirl would still be suffering...
FYI: She started on Enfamil Newborn for 3 weeks, then Gentlease, the Isomil Soy and finally Nutramigen. Doctors offices should have free samples of it.
my son has also gone to a gastroenterologist for constipation. the only thing i have to say about glycerin suppositories is that i was told they shouldn't be used all the time, only if absolutely needed because their systems can become dependent on them to defecate, as with any laxative. my son is older though, he is 11 months now and i gave him prunes and try to give fibrous foods, prune juice or pear juice and water. they rx'ed him mineral oil and miralax powder for the time being and it is working well, but obviously need to discuss that with your dr before doing.
my son started having problems pooping at 3 months, he wouldnt poop for few days then he would have explosive diarrhea the doctor kept saying it was from his zantac but I felt something more was wrong so after bugging his ped for 3 weeks he finally sent me to the GI and immediately he said he has anal stenosis and now I have to dialate his butt 3x a day to keep it open for poop to come out!