my poor, constipated baby

October 19, 2010 8:55pm CST
my baby is using two milk formulas because one is cheaper than the other. so we just sort of use the milk at different times of the day. but when we traveled for 6 days, we brought only one brand. there she got constipated. her last poo was saturday, it was already very hard. the next one was yesterday (monday). and the whole morning she was just standing up trying to let it out. she is only 1 year old and a half. so anyway, she was able to get it out, as she pooped 2x. i thought the hard stuff was already out. but we were about to sleep last night when she pooped again and there was already blood. and what came out were 3 very small ones. so i gave her suppository again today so that whatever old stuff that was left there will be released already and her bowel movement will be brought back to normal. this is really hard for her. sigh... she drinks a lot of liquids (as in a lot), with sodium ascorbate, and eats fruits and vegetables, and has soup. it is just that the milk has eaten up most of the moisture that she eats. sigh... i hope every thing will be better today. :-D
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6 responses
• Philippines
20 Oct 10
Ohhh...i feel for you and your baby. A sick or baby that is not feeling well is something very painful for parents to endure. Constipation is somewhat common for babies. I experienced that when my kids were still infants. I would like to recommend this to you, but you have to double check with your pediatrician, as I don't know how old exactly your babies are and if they are sensitive to certain foods. For constipation, I let my kids drink prune juice. Yup, it's the bottled prune juice that you can buy in supermarkets. It was very effective for my kids in loosening their vowels. Again, please consult as well with a pediatrician. I think a safe way to is to make them drink lots of water -- sterilzed or distilled water.
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@se7enthbird (8327)
• Philippines
20 Oct 10
i think it is better to ask the doctor what is the best and the affordable milk for your child that wont cause constipation. since you said that she drinks a lot of liquids and she eats fruits and veggies. you also said that the only problem is the milk that she drinks then i guess the doctor is the one who can really help you with this. try giving her raisins i know this helps. goodluck. hugs for the child . i would also like to welcome you to mylot.
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• United States
20 Oct 10
I makes sense that she has gotten constipated by the different types of milk. If she was bleeding it is because her stool was way to hard and her tiny membranes were ruptured during her release. What we use to do is 1/2 teaspoon of olive oil to help with the softening of the stool, but only one time. If it persists for 3 days honey, you are going to have to have her seen by the pediatrician, as it is not safe for a baby her age to be irregular. Hopefully she will have dissolved the milk residual and all will be back to normal. Poor baby she must be very uncomfortable.
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@zhpshql (695)
• China
21 Oct 10
Hi!So sorry to hear that.I can understand what you feel even I don't have a baby. The little baby is so weak,sure every little baby is weak..all that the aldults can do is taking good care of them....sigh....so tired...best wishes for your baby..
@Cynthiya (75)
• India
21 Oct 10
Hi, change in milk formula and drinking warm water will help your baby along with the veg and fruits that is mentioned by you.
@shaggin (39929)
• United States
20 Oct 10
Oh I feel for your baby! I always had constipation until I was 12 it was horrible. They would come out the size of hardballs literally. When my daughter was born she had the same problem. The doctors didnt know what caused it but it was severe and they gave her medicines to take. She has to take miralax every day or her poop gets hard and she has a horrible time passing it. It has created a phobia for her. She used to have poops covered in blood as well and twice she had a rectal prolapse. Thats when she was sent to a specialist and put on miralax.