Skip to content

    Announcements

    Exciting News for WebMD Members!

    We've been busy behind the scenes building new message boards for you. You'll have new and easier ways to find messages, connect with others, and share your stories.

    And, this will all be available on your smartphone or other mobile device!

    What Do You Need to Do?

    The message board you're used to will be closing in the coming weeks. While many of your boards will be making the move to our new home, your posts will not. Want to keep a discussion going? Save posts you want to continue (this includes your member profile story), so that you can re-post them in the new message boards.

    Keep an eye here and on your email inbox, we'll be back in touch soon to give you all the information you need!


    Yours in health,
    WebMD Message Boards Management

    Constipation in a 6 week old.
    avatar
    shoxy posted:
    My daughter was first on Enfamil Newborn which caused crazy gas issues, then we switched her to Enfamil Gentlease which gave her tummy aches, and is now on Enfamil Prosobee and having constipation. She is perfectly happy on the current Prosobee except she has pellet poop. I started adding 1oz of extra water to her bottles and it softens it back up but still has some "pellets". We took her to the doc b/c she had a tiny bit of blood in her stool and they said to keep up w/the water and try Glycerin suppositories. That's all fine and good but does anyone have a more perminant solution/ideas. I mean, I can't just give her suppositories for the rest of her babyhood...

    Thanks in advance for any ideas! My poor girl's tushy greatly appreciates it and so do I!
    Reply
     
    avatar
    mom2laurenmckenna responded:
    We had some constipation issues and gave pear and pruine juice, diluted, of course. It really helped. Good luck
     
    avatar
    Olivetre responded:
    When my daughter was constipated my doctor said I could use Karo Syrup. I put very little at first (half a teaspoon) in the bottle and shook it up to mix it to see how well it would work. It helped alot but I did have to use it for a period of time. If I stopped, a few weeks later I would have to start using it again. I did this until she was potty trained.
    With DD2 I have been bf exclusively and have not had to suplement as I did with DD1. She is only a week old, so I will have to see how things go with her.
     
    avatar
    Olivetre replied to Olivetre's response:
    I also used apple and prune juice in the early months. I used Karo once she was on more solid food (stage 3).
     
    avatar
    shoxy responded:
    Ya, I have been thinking of trying the Karo Syrup idea. I had read about it online. Uhgg, It's so hard as a new mom to know what is "best" sometimes. But I'm leaning towards the Karo rather then suppositories. Thankyou all for the info and ideas. I definitely am more comfertable w/those options. ha.


    Helpful Tips

    Feeding tip
    When my baby was same age the rule was 2oz per pound. So if baby waight is 10lbs then he/she should have about 20 oz of formula. Have you ... More
    Was this Helpful?
    2 of 2 found this helpful

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.