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SallyMischievo Thu 20-Aug-15 21:29:07

Apologies for the distasteful subject matter but I am growing increasingly concerned as my 8 month old DD has not pooed for 6 days now! Although she has not been overly enthusiastic about solids thus far, she has been consuming small amounts 2-3 times per day, in addition to 5-6 breast feeds. Meals have included lots of fruit and veg which I would expect to digest fairly swiftly? Two teeth have emerged in the last few days and we have been giving her Calpol - I am wondering if this could have clogged her system? Is there anything I can give her that might have a laxative effect? She must be so uncomfortable by now! Many thanks for any advice.

BlueThursday Thu 20-Aug-15 21:33:55

Just following if I may, my DD is in a similar state, just once in 3 days

She's gone off milk a bit too (FF)

SallyMischievo Fri 21-Aug-15 12:04:26

Still no poo! We have now hit the one week mark. Do you wise mums think I should contact our GP? BlueThursday I hope you have had better luck?!

hullabaloo234 Fri 21-Aug-15 12:15:39

Hi sally you could try a small amount of freshly squeezed orange juice, works like a charm for my DN! Add it to water, it's so full of fibre it really helps.

Is she eating a lot of bread, weetabix? these can be very constipating.

You could ask your pharmacist about lactulose, but given she is under 1 they will likely recommend seeing your GP.

If it was my DC, if they were not in pain or vomiting, I would try the OJ and prunes/dates to snack on, but if they were uncomfortable and going off their food as a result I would go to the GP just to check there was no underlying cause for the constipation. That's just me though, if you are in any way concerned get thee to the GP grin

Poor little things, it's no fun for them at all.Hopefully others wil come along with other ideas you can try also smile

mrsnec Fri 21-Aug-15 12:15:39

Always give dd pureed prunes when she needs a bit of help. Just the ones in a jar. Also pear juice helps her too.

After a week I probably would contact the doc. Mine said to do so if nothing in 3 days. I think there are plenty of things they can give them.

BlueThursday Fri 21-Aug-15 14:47:34

Aw sally a week poor little thing sad

We have had 2 tiny poops today as in 5p size

DD is very grumpy and not having as much milk as normal. Solid food wise she's much the same so I'm trying not to focus too much on making her take milk

I'll try a cosy bath tonight and some massage I think

Failing that I think it's time to crack open the orange juice

BlueThursday Fri 21-Aug-15 16:44:21

We have movement! God it was awful though!

A few sips of water and orange juice plus munching on cucumbers seems to have done it

Think weetabix might be part of the problem

SallyMischievo Fri 21-Aug-15 17:51:41

Thank you so much all, we are about to try orange juice with water! Fingers crossed!

hullabaloo234 Fri 21-Aug-15 18:42:34

It really does work, hope your little one feels better soon smile

BlueThursday Fri 21-Aug-15 20:09:22

Crikey had another 2 poos, who knew a minuscule amount of orange juice could do that it's like rocket fuel!

SallyMischievo Fri 21-Aug-15 20:31:57

How long does it take for the orange juice to work its magic?! Pinning all my hopes on it working overnight, (but preferably not during the night) :-)

BlueThursday Fri 21-Aug-15 20:35:15

DD was literally minutes sally although of course she hadn't been a week

Hoping for a good result for you!

LHReturns Fri 21-Aug-15 20:39:32

Calpol and nurofen have always clogged my DS, OP.

Endless pears have always solved our issues...Ideally just mashed, not completely puréed. A bit of thickness helps drag the poo through his little system.

I once got so desperate I used a Calpol syringe to get about 50mls of prune juice into him (he didn't mind!). That also worked...

Once a few pebble poos appear that can unplug, and the 'real deal' is probably not far away.

Mangobubbles Sat 22-Aug-15 04:08:41

Pears!!! Raw or boiled for a few minutes. Works like magic....

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