Constipation

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  1. Clarebear77

    Clarebear77 Well-Known Member

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    My 5 wk old has been constipated for nearly 2 wks she has been put on lactolose dnt know if that's how it's spelt lol cooled water with orange juice in an massage her tummy an bum she has done 2 solid golfball type poos this wk it's killing me watching her suffer an scream the house down we have now got to see a specialist on tues at the hospital does anyone have any tips to help her really desperate now :(
     
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    littlemonkey Well-Known Member

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    Is she breastfed or on formula? Have you tried changing her milk at all? My HV has also suggested prune juice to me in the past.
     
  3. CARNAT22

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    I feel for you hun, James is currently having some really hard stools (due to weaning) and he has been literally sobbing in my arms - and I've been sobbing too.

    It actually exhausts him to go, poor little baby. However James is in no discomfort before and after - it's just the poo's are too big for his little bumhole :shock: :shock:

    Water works for us and softens things up, but I have had OJ and prune juice suggested to me (diluted)

    Your LO is so young though I would personally just stick to water.

    I hope your hospital appointment helps find the solution. It is horrid seeing them in pain.

    xxxxxx
     
  4. Clarebear77

    Clarebear77 Well-Known Member

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    Sorry forgot to say she is on bottle an changed to cow an gate comfort
     
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    I have heard of a trick using a cotton bud and some vaseline...but I'm not aware if it is something only a GP should do...? Hopefully someone might be able to advise you better xx
     
  6. Emma.b

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    Clairebear i'm so sorry to hear your little one is suffering with such bad constipation :(

    Other than what has been suggested to you i don't know what else you can do with her being so young. Have you tried a warm bath and tummy/bum massage...maybe the combination of relaxing bath and bowel stimulation might help her go in a little more comfort?

    Did she suffer constipation before being put on comfort milk? May be it's not agreeing with her? You could try a stage 1 milk with colief/dentinox drops or even use gripe water now she's old enough to help with colic/wind pains? That's if it's the milk causing it.

    hopefully the appointment at the hospital will shed more light. I do feel for both of you, it's awful to see them in so much pain. I have the other dreaded problem of wind :( It causes H so much discomfort. I'm about to post a thread to see if there is anything else i can do to help him.

    x x x
     

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