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7 week old ds constipated!

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TROLLYDOLLY77 Sat 29-Aug-09 22:05:02

Hi,
Is there anything I can give a 7 week old baby for constipation. He is on ranitidin for reflux, and is still having tummy ache as he hasn't been to the toilet for over 24 hours,
any advice would be great!
Thanks!

Seona1973 Sat 29-Aug-09 22:46:21

is he formula or breast fed? at that age formula fed ds went 2-3 days between poos but was not constipated as it was still soft when it arrived

weegiemum Sat 29-Aug-09 22:47:25

if bf he'll not be constipated, jus tnothing coming through!

if ff, see doc.

Seona1973 Sat 29-Aug-09 22:49:56

even ff babies can go a day or 2 (or 3)without pooing without anything being amiss.

lisianthus Sun 30-Aug-09 12:13:04

Mine (same age) has this too. She has had plenty of wet nappies but no soiled nappies for three days now, despite feeding a LOT (bfed).

Trollydolly, is your baby over it now? I was thinking of seeing the GP on Monday if she still wasn't better - no idea what to give her.

Seona1973 Sun 30-Aug-09 12:27:35

it is quite common for bf babies to start pooing a lot less then when they were younger. Some can go 1 week or more without pooing without being constipated

lisianthus Sun 30-Aug-09 12:39:47

Thanks Seona, that's very reassuring, esp as she seems fine otherwise

TROLLYDOLLY77 Sun 30-Aug-09 19:05:45

He had th biggest poo today!!! Tried massaging his tummy clockwise motion and then doin cycling moves with his legs!
Thanks for all your advice!

mmrsceptic Sun 30-Aug-09 19:07:41

hello trolly

if it becomes a chronic thing may I suggest cranial osteopathy, it worked for mine who would not poo sometimes for a week

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