My baby is so constipated and doesn't poop on his own.
We have been using Vaseline and a q-tip to release his poop. We called the doctor and they said to just add 1/2 oz more water to his bottle? Any tips on what you have done for this issue??
He is currently using a formula for sensitive tummies and gas. I was told it could be all the iron in the formula thats keeping him backed up. He still eats well and doesn't seem to be in pain.
We try to manual do it everyday. It's a thick green color. It's probably normal but it just scares me.
Nikki, Charlie is also on formula for sensitive tummies and the iron does have something to do with it. I just asked our doc yesterday because Charlie hadn't pooped for 3 whole days. Doc said as long as it's not like little round hard balls of poop, as long as the color and texture is consistent, we shouldn't worry about it. I know some moms try a small amount of apple or pear juice diluted with water but I've never tried that.
Born: Tacoma, Washington
Current: Missoula, Montana
Birth: November 22
On Moms.com since: Apr 8, 2014
My name is Nicole. I'm a first time mom. I really am just looking for advise and any helpful tips. I'm 27 years old and I'm a cosmetologist. I'm from the state of Washington and currently living in Missoula, Mt while my fiance goes to college.