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Trouble with Pooping
lillygirl831 posted:
I have a 7 1/2 month old who has been having a lot of problems pooping. If we don't assist him, he MAY get a little rock of poop out, but that is it...and that's rare. Most of the time he just doesn't poop, even though we can tell he tries to push something out. (We assist him by sticking a Q-tip with Vaseline on the tip into his bum. That makes him feel like he's pooping, so he pushes. Then we push down on his legs to help him get the large mass of poop out. This normally works.) We've given him prune juice with his formula, fruit for bfast and lunch, along with veggies. He drinks fruit juice here and there throughout the day. We don't give him any of the banana variety of fruits because my DR said they bind LO's up. I don't know what else to do besides help him poop, but I know we shouldn't have to do that every time he poops. Any suggestions???
Racheal_08 responded:
My baby has troubles pooping also. Prune juice was the only thing I was told to give her, but still doesnt seem to work. She doesn't go everyday but when she does it hurts her a lot. I wish there was a sure-fire thing that works instantly.
Haylen_WebMD_Staff replied to Racheal_08's response:
Here's an article with some suggestions - love the title:

Your Baby's Bowels and Constipation

My now 2.5 year old was horribly constipated - we used the "tip of a well greased thermometer" solution and it worked almost immediately!

Hope your kids have stress free poops soon


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