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
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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.
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.
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