5 day old baby and constipation

View previous topic View next topic Go down

5 day old baby and constipation

Post by rocknrollmommy616 on Mon Sep 29, 2008 5:02 am

I am going to a "doctor"(don't ask lol) in a few hours or so, but was wondering if anyone else had ever had this problem with their newborn. My DS has not had a BM since noon on Saturday. He has had plenty of wet diapers, but no stools. I JUST started giving him breastmilk, but how long does it take for his system to digest food? He eats plenty (3 oz every 3-4 hours) and has serious gas, but no poo!!! Does this sound like a familiar situation to anyone? I could use the help. Sad
avatar
rocknrollmommy616

Posts : 431
Join date : 2008-08-30
Age : 29
Location : Plano, TX

View user profile http://www.myspace.com/kandykisses11388

Back to top Go down

Re: 5 day old baby and constipation

Post by Kim on Mon Sep 29, 2008 7:19 am

as a baby they can go 5 to 6 days with out a BM, it is actually quite common actually. If he still hasn't gone in a couple of days than I was advise notifying the pediatrician....My DD often went two or three days with out a BM...used to freak me out at the begining too.
avatar
Kim

Posts : 648
Join date : 2008-08-30

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: 5 day old baby and constipation

Post by eileen bauer on Mon Sep 29, 2008 8:53 am

Mine have always been little poop machines 2-3 a day but mine are formula fed that might mak,e a difference.
Lilypie Expecting a baby Ticker" alt="" />
avatar
eileen bauer

Posts : 424
Join date : 2008-09-02
Age : 37
Location : Leander Tx

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: 5 day old baby and constipation

Post by RobbieandLexisMommy on Mon Sep 29, 2008 9:05 am

We still deal with constipation at 2 years old with my DS. He was really bad as an infant with it. Does yours seem to be in pain? Is he grunting? Some things you can try are bicycling his legs, pushing his legs up to his chest, massaging his tummy in a counter-clockwise rotation, giving a little bit of Dark Karo Syrup in the bottle (we didn't do this until like a month or so though).

Our Dr. also said it was "normal" not for them to go fo that long, but our DS would be in SOOO much pain after 2 days, we had to use intervention - including enemas and suppositories - then eventually prescription laxative.

RobbieandLexisMommy

Posts : 86
Join date : 2008-09-03
Age : 38
Location : Tennessee

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: 5 day old baby and constipation

Post by Kim on Mon Sep 29, 2008 2:24 pm

Oh yea an easy fix usually is take his tempature rectally...it often gets things moving.
avatar
Kim

Posts : 648
Join date : 2008-08-30

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: 5 day old baby and constipation

Post by Guest on Mon Sep 29, 2008 9:11 pm

[i][b]Well my lil girl who is almost 3 gets like that quite a bit too to where she really has to grunt and push for awhile. But it is because she loves to eat cheese. Although I tell her she cant eat alot because she wont be able to poop she doesnt care a bit. When they my two kids were younger I would give them karo syrup also. But now that she is older I try to trick her into taking a stool softener that usually gets things going without being as reactive as a laxative.

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Re: 5 day old baby and constipation

Post by jessijennings on Mon Sep 29, 2008 9:49 pm

Kim wrote:Oh yea an easy fix usually is take his temperature rectally...it often gets things moving.

yeah thats what i was going to suggest with a little petroleum jelly, my step dad did that to my brother when he was like a week old and actually got hit in the face.. i laughed so hard i cried..
avatar
jessijennings

Posts : 281
Join date : 2008-09-05
Age : 31
Location : Oklahoma City, OK

View user profile http://www.myspace.com/za_paper

Back to top Go down

Re: 5 day old baby and constipation

Post by rocknrollmommy616 on Mon Sep 29, 2008 11:34 pm

He finally had one today! He looked like he really enjoyed it actually lol. We went to change his diaper cuz he was tooting up a storm and started smelling to high heaven. We checked his diaper and there it was! As we took his diaper off, he continued to poo! lol I am so glad he finally had a stool. Thanks for all the advice tho girls, I'm going to have to write down all of your suggestions for next time!! ^_^ Thanks mucho guys!
avatar
rocknrollmommy616

Posts : 431
Join date : 2008-08-30
Age : 29
Location : Plano, TX

View user profile http://www.myspace.com/kandykisses11388

Back to top Go down

Re: 5 day old baby and constipation

Post by Guest on Tue Sep 30, 2008 9:18 am

LOL Who knew that we would ever as a human be glad someone else pooped? heheh I guess that is what motherhood does to us huh? lol!

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Re: 5 day old baby and constipation

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum