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    Question How can I get my 7 month old to poo?? lol

    Help please!

    My 7 month old DS hasn't done a poo in a week =O

    I took him to see the ECN and she said to try home made prune juice, so I boiled up some prunes and spooned a tbs of the juice and put it into a bottle with water, but he doesn't really 'get' bottles, lol. He's bf and when I offer him water he's like 'what is this strange thing in my mouth??' haha. so that didn't really help.

    I went to the chemist on thursday and he siad to get some coloxal drops to put in water, but again he wouldn't drink very much so I've been mixing it in with his solids. He's still having puree's.

    He has a bout 8 bf a day, so he's getting a lot of fluid, i'm keeping up with the water (me and him) and i just dont know what to do for him!

    i've seen him strain a few times, but nothing has happened.

    should i try something else? take him to the dr?

    any thoughts appreciated!!
    ta!

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    I used to feed DD prune puree on a spoon, or in frozen sticks.

    Good luck.

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    How much would you give at a time? Thanks

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    I would serve it as a meal, like replace breakfast or dinner with it and serve as much as you would have for that meal anyway, assuming that's not all that much at 7 months - I don't think I served more than a 1/3 cup at a time.

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    mix prunes into his puree

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    Usual answer 'cause it's the safest and most reliable: give him a glycerine suppository (a jelly-bomber: "pop in a jelly to help him do a smelly!")

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    WHat's his diet like? Is he on solids yet?

    If he's fully BF and getting plenty of fluid (i.e. plenty of wet nappies) then constipatino isn't that likely unless there's something else he's eating binding him up.

    It's possible he's just using up all the goodies in the breastmilk and not having much waste from it (which is why some breastfed babies don't poo more than once a week or so).

    If he's not in obvious signs of distress, and the doc or health nurse isn't concerned about a distended belly or unusual bowel sounds in the sthethoscope, then I would wait a few days more before introducing a laxative to his sysem (even a natural one like prune juice can interfere with the bowel processes and if overused it can get in the way of your little one's body learning how to recognise and act upon the urge to go).
    Last edited by NonnyMouse; 13-05-2010 at 09:41.


 

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