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Constipation

(9 Posts)
Toomanyhyphons Wed 04-May-16 13:45:29

Any mumsnetters have any good remedies for constipation? DD2 is 8 months old and really struggling to poo for about a week now. She has been going but passing lots of little hard smelly balls of poo 3-4 times a day. She has a dairy intolerance and is on formula for that plus omeprazole for terrible reflux but hasn't had a problem with pooing before. I've tried fresh orange and fruit purees but they don't seem to be making it any easier for her held her for half an hour today whilst she lay her head on my shoulder and moaned trying to squeeze more poo out sad

FlyingScotsman Wed 04-May-16 13:47:45

Have you tried prunes/prune juice?
Also lots of water if the stools are quite dry.

piesoclock Wed 04-May-16 15:31:21

I'd suggest more water, or breastmilk if she's breastfed. Pureed pears help us. Mix them in yogurt.
You could cut back on solids for a few days and give more milk.
Are you doing bany led weaning or purees?

Toomanyhyphons Wed 04-May-16 18:21:58

She has 3 7oz bottles a day she's just cut that back from 4 plus she has 3 "meals". Can't get her to drink anything but her bottles which is a pain and i think probably is contributing to it. Will try prune juice and see if she likes that! Also the pear purée might be a good idea. I do a mix of baby-led and spoon feeding for weaning it's really just dependant on what we're eating as she just eats a dairy free version (same as DD1) of our dinner. I was giving her fruit purees for pudding or sometimes in porridge but it was aggravating her reflux. Sure I read somewhere that pears are a good fruit for reflux babies though thank you for the reminder smile.

piesoclock Wed 04-May-16 19:22:49

We do a mix of blw and spoons too. If good at grabbing things you can give her fresh pear cut into finger sized bits. Or mix a teaspoon of pear mash/puree into yogurt and spoon feed it to her.
Maybe try water in her bottle too?

piesoclock Wed 04-May-16 19:24:30

If you give juice it needs to be diluted in water, so giving prunes or pears as food might be more effective (she says, she's not really sure...)

lavenderdoilly Wed 04-May-16 19:33:06

We gave dilute prune juice and it helped. Also "I love you" tummy rub. Start upward motion from her right side just above thigh but on torso to belly button level ("I"), then the same upward motion but carry it on to the left side in an "L" shape. Then both rubs together and down the left side of torso towards thigh top for the "U". All super gentle of course. It is the direction the poo travels in her intestines.
Also blowing real or imaginary bubbles when she's trying to poo. Makes the right muscles work. A little squat down if she can.
We had awful trouble with ours and I only found out about "I love you " rub and bubble thing much later. Dilute prune juice and lots of exercise was all we had.

Toomanyhyphons Mon 09-May-16 14:47:13

All is now well! Thank you all so much for the ideas. Massage and extra fluids seem to have worked a treat!

lavenderdoilly Mon 09-May-16 16:51:31

Well done

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