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6 wk old DD constipated,anything else I could try

(9 Posts)
mcfly79 Thu 10-Sep-09 22:01:33

Recently changed her to infasoy as had reflux,this completley cured reflux symptoms and she was so happy for 2 days,but since Monday has been constipated,has only passed 3 or 4 tiny,hard poos!

She is screaming in pain,doctor said only boiled cooled water,baths and clockwise tummy massage.
Tried all of these but no joy,Is there anything else that could work????
Am so worried and cant stand to see my wee girl in so much pain.

Any suggestions??

onetiredmummy Thu 10-Sep-09 22:37:48

When my dd was 2 wks old & had probs pooing the midwife told me to give him a teaspoon of orange juice & that it worked every time. Not carton orange juice, buy an orange, cut it in half & squeeze juice onto a spoon. If that is ok for a 2wk old it may be ok for 6wk old. Hope it works

onetiredmummy Thu 10-Sep-09 22:39:20

Oh sorry, yes it did work for me!

Geocentric Thu 10-Sep-09 22:40:28

My sil used to boil prunes and then make up her dd's formula with the prune water (on her paed's advice). She was maybe about 6 or 8 weeks old I think...

mcfly79 Thu 10-Sep-09 22:42:06

Am sending husband to 24hr garage to buy oranges!!!fingers crossed

thisisyesterday Thu 10-Sep-09 22:42:12

did the doctor also tell you that it isn't recommended to use off-the-shelf soya based formulas?

aside from the health implications of soya itself they often aren't as complete, nutritionally, as the hypoallergenic formulas you can get.

you need to see a GP again, if your daughter cannot tolerate cow's milk formulas then the GP can prescribe an appropriate substitute formula.

had the doctor prescribed anything for the reflux?

Geocentric Thu 10-Sep-09 22:45:42

Just explaining the prune thing better - boil them for a while then remove them and use the water.

onetiredmummy Thu 10-Sep-09 22:46:06

My top tip for the oranges is to use a baby syringe (which I would have killed for at the time) or if you use a spoon try to pour it to the side of her mouth as she won't like the taste. Just checked my notes for you & its one teaspoon at night & another in the morning.Let us know how you get on

Seona1973 Fri 11-Sep-09 08:36:53

ornage juice/citrus juice isnt recommended before 6 months though so I would use some other juice and/or see about changing formula as soya formula also isnt recommended before 6 months.

is soya formula safe for my baby?

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