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Mom’s Question:
What can I give my newborn baby for constipation? She is only 2 weeks old. Is there anything particular to consider for a newborn baby with bowel movement issues?

Worried new mom

Easy Baby Life:

Remedies For Constipation In Newborn Baby

Rule out Illness or Dehydration

When a newborn (or 2 weeks old) baby has bowel movement issues, the first thing to do is to talk to the baby’s doctor. When being so young, a pediatrician should examine the baby to rule out any illness or that the baby isn’t eating enough; hence causing dehydration.

How to Know if Your Newborn Baby IS Actually Constipated
Is your baby breastfed or bottle-fed? How long has it been since she passed stools? How do you know that she is constipated?

If the poop that does come out is soft, she may not be constipated, but rather have normal newborn problems with passing stools.

That said, being only two weeks old, she “should” pass stools several times per day, especially if she is breastfed. At around 2 months, most babies start pooping less often, maybe once a day.

Remedies for a Formula-fed, Constipated Newborn Baby

Formulafed babies often become constipated.

Switching to another brand or type of formula, offering a little bit of boiled water between bottles, and making sure to use the correct amount of formula powder are often efficient ways to prevent constipation.

Find symptoms of baby constipation here, as well as more tips on how to help your baby.

But again, since your baby is so young, and especially if it has been a few days since she pooped, I’d advice you to contact her doctor to make sure she is healthy.

And if you want to, please provide some more information, by using the comment form below, and I’ll try to help you some more.


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Comments for “What To Give Baby For Constipation?”

Jun 17, 2012 Constipation remedy
by: Anonymous

My son went through the same thing. My doctor recommended something sold without a prescription but over the counter at a pharmacy called Kondramil (sp?). It helped.

Jan 27, 2013 2weeks old and not poopingby: Anonymous

my 2 week old baby takes formula he refuse the breast is poop was soft now he has not poop in 2days ,his formula was change one day ago and he passes alot of gas

Mar 30, 2013 baby pooby: Anonymous

My 27 days baby is constipated she finds it so difficult to poo and she cries what can I give her plz help?

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