2nd November 2019


How can you tell if your baby is constipated?

If you're concerned that your baby may be constipated, look out for these signs:
  1. Crying and discomfort, irritability or pain before doing a poo.
  2. Dry, hard, pellet-like poo that she has trouble passing.
  3. Fewer than three bowel movements a week.
  4. Foul-smelling wind and poo.
  5. Loss of appetite.
  6. 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).
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