My 4-month-old has not pooped in 2 days. She usually poops every day. It must be very uncomfortable for her. She is grunting.
What can I give her to relieve the discomfort? Should I give her sugar, I heard that sugar can help at constipation for babies?
Baby Constipated Or Not…
Are you sure that your baby really is constipated? 4 months old is a growth period and it may very well be that your baby is actually making use of practically all of the nutrition you’re giving her. Especially if she is breastfed, not pooping for a few days (up to a week or more actually) is completely normal.
However, if your baby is showing signs of constipation and particulary if you recently changed her diet, she might of course have problems. Here you’ll find a list of signs of constipation as well as remedies here.
I don’t think your first option should be sugar. Prunes or apricots are better options in such case, since sugar is not good for any person’s health. For a 4-month-old, a few tea spoons of prune juice can be very effective.
Also, make sure you read all other questions on this Help Line regarding baby constipation, to find additional information.
Hope this helps, otherwise get back to me!
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