What have you done to relieve your infant from constipation?
Topic: What have you done to relieve your infant from constipation?
June 16, 2019 / By Anora Question:
I have a 3 1/2 month old son who is constipated. He has not passed a stool at all today and when he passes gas he screams at the top of his lungs in pain. Lately he has been grunting, making straining noises and pulling his knees to his chest a lot. I tried giving him water in a bottle, I gave him a warm bath which this time didn't comfort him like it normally does, i tried moving his legs back and forth and in circular motions and i rubbed his belly. None of those methods seem to work this time.
He is being bottle fed. His formula is Good Start (milk based) powdered formula.
Thank you all for your answers! Greatly appreciated. =)
Best Answers: What have you done to relieve your infant from constipation?
Youkahainen | 3 days ago
My daughter is 31/2 M as well. I talked to her pediatrician and changed her formula.... I would ask his Dr.
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Originally Answered: How do relieve constipation pains and what can I do to relieve constipation itself?
Try these home remedies for constipation:
Soak raisins in a glass of water overnight. Drink the water in which raisins are soaked along with the soaked raisins early in the morning.
Soak six prunes in a glass of water overnight. Eat three of each in the early morning. Then, in the late afternoon, an hour or two before dinner, eat the remaining prunes.
Take at least 350 grams of grapes daily
Eat a medium-sized pear after dinner or with breakfast.
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Try adding the water to the milk. This is what our pediatrician told us to do when our son had this problem. If you feed him 4 oz. of milk during a feeding then let 2 oz of that be water, in other words use half the formula you would normally use to make a 4 oz bottle of milk. Only give up to 4oz. of water a day. This worked for us but we eventually had to switch formula because the similac was too constipating. We switched to the Target brand Infamil Gentle ease and never he rarely had constipation after that. Hope this helps.
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Keep on trying the water. If he doesn't want it from a bottle (as he is used to having milk from it) try getting a sippy cut or even another style of bottle so he will know it is something different. My son was badly constipated when he was 6 months and I tried prune juice and fruit but all that worked was water water water.
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Besides apple and prune juices - pear, white grape, pineapple, plum and (some say) orange juices are good for the bowels. Those are the things to give when the problem first arises - go for the baby-size glycerine suppositories if it gets to the point where he hasn't done a smelly for 3 or 4 days,
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First off, I would call your pedi, this is def. a question for them. But when my son was constipated, mine recommended clear juices like apple or white grape. She told me if that didn't work than to go with an over-the-counter treatment. Make sure to call your pedi first for the correct dosage the box is almost never right. Good luck and I hope he feels better. (My doc also told me, that too much water for an infant before 6 months isn't a good thing, but that's my doc so....)
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Originally Answered: Infant constipation?
If she's already managed to move her bowels, just keep giving her as much breast milk as she will take and that will do the job. She just needs the moisture back in her system and your breastmilk will work just fine.