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23/01/2013 at 20:13
J has never been very regular in the poo dept. but he hasn't been for a week now and seems really uncomfortable- it looks like he's straining and crus when nothing happens bless him- I've tried rubbing his tummy and making his legs 'peddle'- any other suggestions?
23/01/2013 at 20:15
Ben has had the same problem, I've been giving 10 mls of cooled boiled water 3 times a day which seems to help him go
23/01/2013 at 20:19
Thanks Bailey will give it a go- how do you get him to take it?
23/01/2013 at 20:23
I normally give it just before his feed in a bottle or a syringe, he takes it quite easily when he's hungry, hope it makes him feel better
23/01/2013 at 20:26
Poor little man! Isaac gets constipated on and off and its horrible to see. When he was a newborn we ended up back in hospital and they advised me to pop the end of a cotton bud into his bottom (lubed with vaseline or ky) It wasn't very nice, but it did help. Now when he struggles I take his nappy off and give him a good wipe (so to speak) with a baby wipe as it seems to stimulate things.
Watch out for the explosion! 1 week of poo's isn't going to be very nice
23/01/2013 at 20:27
Thanks, I have a horrible feeling that when it comes there will be an explodapoo incident :-(
23/01/2013 at 20:28
McS you read my mind with the explodapoo- I just hope it doesn't happen in the middle of the night
23/01/2013 at 20:36
Oh yes, I give a good wipe with a baby wipe which does stimulate him to go, it happened in the middle of the night when I was changing him!
23/01/2013 at 20:45
a warm bath could help too...
23/01/2013 at 21:10
My health visitor (now you might want to take this with a pinch of salt, ha!) said to drink plenty of orange juice if you're BFing.
24/01/2013 at 02:18
I did wonder if there was anything I could eat to help but think you're right HT- in not sure milk changes that much based in what we eat- sounds very old wives take like to me but I guess it won't hurt to try
24/01/2013 at 06:44
La, I wouldn't give water if you are bf, a bf baby doesn't need water. I'd just cycle his legs, massage his tummy, I'd probably drink prune juice/orange juice too. A bf baby can go a while without pooing but obviously if he's uncomfortable then try those methods x
24/01/2013 at 08:56
Thanks for the help ladies- poogate as this mornings antics will henceforth be known can only be described as epic! No wonder the poor little man was uncomfortable. The leg cycles worked (thank god) and he's now napping peacefully after his ordeal
27/08/2015 at 20:18
Natural orange juice works great with only 1 once works it doesn't hurt it helps a lot...buy natural oranges and give them the juice it works!!
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