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9 wk old - constipated

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snowydrops Tue 19-May-15 13:31:39


My DD2 is 9 wks old. She is combination fed, approx 60% breastmilk and 40% formula (Aptamil). She has on average been pooing once or twice a day for the last 4 weeks, before that it was multiple times! She now hasn't done so for 40 or so hours and seems really very uncomfortable. She will only sleep on me but when wakes is screaming and bringing her legs up / kicking. I am sure it's not wind and she's drunk less than normal today (taken approx half of only two feeds)

What should I do? I called the Dr who said they can't help me until tomorrow unless it's an absolute emergency...and they don't do telephone consultations!!

BanKimoon Tue 19-May-15 15:52:31

You could try a little cooled boiled water? That's what we were advised to do with DS when he had trouble as a baby. Just an ounce or so in a bottle, it can help to soften things up. It's horrible seeing them so uncomfortable when they're tiny, hope she feels better soon!

Nevercan Tue 19-May-15 19:24:21

I was told to put a dash of orange juice in water in a bottle to held things get moving and it worked for us

Nevercan Tue 19-May-15 19:25:15

Also lay baby on their back and do lots of gentle 'cycling legs'

snowydrops Tue 19-May-15 22:44:55

Sadly nothing seems to have worked...she's slept ok this evening but still seems very uncomfortable so I guess it will bea trip to the doctor tomorrow!

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