If you're concerned that your baby may be constipated, look out for these signs:
- Crying and discomfort, irritability or pain before doing a poo.
- Dry, hard, pellet-like poo that she has trouble passing.
- Fewer than three bowel movements a week.
- Foul-smelling wind and poo.
- Loss of appetite.
- A hard belly.
Consequently, what can you give a 4 month old for constipation?
Don't give her more than 1 teaspoon per 4 ounces. Add a little prune juice to formula or breast milk if your baby is at least 4 weeks old. Normally, it isn't necessary to give your baby juice, but a little is okay to help relieve constipation. (Try apple or pear juice if your baby doesn't like the taste of prunes.)
How many times a day do formula fed babies poop?
Your formula fed newborn should be pooping around 3-5 times a day during this time. After the first six weeks, formula-fed babies will typically have one bowel movement every day or every other day, where as breastfed babies can go up to a week without pooping.
Can I give my 4 month old apple juice for constipation?
After the first month of life, if you think your baby is constipated, you can try giving him or her a little apple or pear juice. As a rule of thumb, you can give 1 ounce a day for every month of life up to about 4 months (a 3-month-old baby would get 3 ounces).