Baby Constipated

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Nurs2b21 - January 7

My little boy is 5 weeks old and he has pooped once in 5 days....is this bad?? I noticed the day before last he pooped one little ball so I gave him some soy formula and he had another poop....but no more since then. What can I do for him?

 

TiffanyRae - January 7

My DS did the same thing. I asked this question also and everyone agreed that its normal for that age. Then my DS did it again when he was about 10 weeks and I gave him 2 ounces of water with a teaspoon of sugar. Within two hours he pooped. But anyway at five weeks, I think it is normal for them. Oh and especially if you use formula. For some reason babies poop more often with the b___st milk...maybe because it goes through them faster? I am not sure! Good Luck!

 

Nurs2b21 - January 7

So what should I do for him at 5 weeks...earlier he pooped and it was another hard ball but with some normal looking poop this time. I think the soy formula is helping him.

 

Cevvin - January 7

You also have to remember that if your switching formula on young babies, it takes there bodies time to adjust to it. Call your ped and ask them if you can do anything, is he in pain?

 

wantanotheraftertr - January 7

I have a 4 week old and 3 teenagers. My new one has had this problem as well but he almost screams it hurts so bad when he does finally go. Since I have older kids and the rules have changed for this one I went and got pear juice for my DS. He get 1 oz a day and poops daily without pain and its a nice consistancy. I figure it didn't hurt my older kids to get juice that early so it's not going to hurt him. Its natural and he's much more comfortable. Good luck to you and whatever you decide to do for him!

 

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