I know I've read and been told that EBF babies can go several days with out pooping and so far all 3 of my kids are the same. I just have a hard time listening to them grunt and watching them kick up their legs like they're uncomfortable. Currently m y 8 week old pees tons and farts some - just no stool. We've used glycerin suppositories but I don't want to have to do that. Has anyone found anything that has worked - for the mother to take/consume that'll help the little one poop easier. Sorry if it's TMI -but I have issues in that department. I eat healthy, lots of fruits and veggies - please. Anything...?
I used gripewater. When my little one would have tummy troubles with 30 minutrs after taking it she would pass all the gas she needed to or would have a bm. Its all natural with fennel. You can get it at walmart, cvs, walgreens. Its about 8 bucks a bottle but very much worth it. It also stops hiccups too! good luck.
My midwife told me when I was having this issue with my son take a tablespoon of Karo syrup it worked for my son within an hour if she's really bound up could take a bit but you can take it much as you can stand
You can stimulate her rectum by lifting her legs and using a rectal thermometer to "get a temperature". It stimulates those muscles and makes it easier for them to make a bm. I had to do it with my son twice, and now he poops regularly.
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