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    Default Constipated baby from formula, help!?

    Recently started mixed feeding 2 days ago and havent had a number 2 yet, bub has been crying in pain today, just dont know if i should change the formula straight away or wait a bit? Also have tried many things to get him to poo and no luck, he is 7 weeks old.

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    It's a common age to start getting constipated. Mine grew out of it once started solids at 4 mths. He was opposite slowly having less top ups so less formula .

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    Hi OP this is the 4th thread you have started on this topic. Perhaps you should speak to your GP or MACH nurse if your concerns are not answered.

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    My second daughter had bad constipation from formula. She is now 9. It was suggested to use prune juice diluted with cool boiled water also brown sugar and water and finally although unpleasant, lubricating her little anus with vaseline and a cotton wool tip to help her poo out easier. I did it. It eased up and i changed her formula as well. I sympathise wholeheartedly x

    Seek medical advice if it continues for much longer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by binnielici View Post
    Hi OP this is the 4th thread you have started on this topic. Perhaps you should speak to your GP or MACH nurse if your concerns are not answered.
    Only 3 posts because the first 2 i actually didnt know where to post, 2 are the same. Sorry new to this site. And am seeing my gp tomorrow but as a first time mum i dont know what to expect and what not and wanted some advice/thoughts in the meantime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marchbundle View Post
    My second daughter had bad constipation from formula. She is now 9. It was suggested to use prune juice diluted with cool boiled water also brown sugar and water and finally although unpleasant, lubricating her little anus with vaseline and a cotton wool tip to help her poo out easier. I did it. It eased up and i changed her formula as well. I sympathise wholeheartedly x

    Seek medical advice if it continues for much longer.
    Thank you muchly, appreciate it 😊 all so new to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ceejayyy View Post
    Thank you muchly, appreciate it all so new to me.
    No worries. I forgot to mention she was about 2-3 weeks old at the time. Its hard to see our little ones in pain.

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    You could try something like Infants Friend. I have used this on all my kids and it seemed to help with both wind and constipation. If not ask your Pharmacist if you can use Coloxyl drops (not 100% sure what age they are suitable for)

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    "Gold" formulas often have more iron which can clog them up.

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    Which formula r u using? We had the problem with S26 due to high iron content. DS is easy to get constipated so always go with low iron formula (something like 0.7mg works for him).

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