3 week old constipated

My 3 week old is on enfamil infant and he's been spitting up milk and having a hard time pooping. I gave him a little baby prune juice and that helped but not the next day. Tomorrow I'll take him to the Dr hopefully the Dr can switch his milk to Enfamil ProSobee. My sister said that milk is good for constipation. Is anyone else baby on Enfamil ProSobee?

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    09/15/14
    4Katie
    What exactly do you mean by constipation? Hard little balls poops?

    It is normal for babies this age to appear to struggle when having a bowel movement. As long as the consistency is soft they are not constipated. They just don't know how to coordinate their muscles, for example they will be clamping their butt hole shut while trying to push the poop out. Their face can turn colors and they can really appear to be straining. A gentle tummy massage, bicycling on the leg, and a warm bath can all help.
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    09/15/14
    His poop is hard and long and I have to put Vaseline By his button hole and massage that area. And his face will turn red when trying to use it. At first he had no problems with the milk. I use a bottle warmer to mike sure he has warm milk and not room temperature. I was giving him room temperature milk at first.
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    09/15/14
    yes tummy massages work and put a little of baby oil when u massaging carefully and slowly
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      09/15/14
      Hes getting used to the milk mine did that too ...he eventually grew out of it....and for constipation I gaved my son manzanilla tea or any herbal tea just 2 oz of it...try holding him in ur arms for 20minutes just incase he does throw up I know its difficult and ur worried I know I was too.....are u breastfeeding your son??? Breast milk causes less spit ups....
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        09/15/14
        8Theresa Gould
        Let us know what the doctor says tomorrow.
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          09/15/14
          I brought some baby gas drops so hopefully that'll work.
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          09/16/14
          4Katie
          Gas drops did wonders for my baby.
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            09/15/14
            4Rina
            Some babies get really constipated on formula. Happened to my niece. I'd suggest switching to another formula or supplementing with breast milk, if you still have some left.
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              09/16/14
              yes I would suggest the Enfamil prosobee, that's what I had my son on after I was done breastfeeding. it helps with poops, and your little ones stomach. my daughter is due 1-6-15 and after I am done breastfeeding her I will be using the prosobee. while you are at your doctors apt see if they have samples of it to help save you some money, they should be able to give you premade little bottles.
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                09/16/14
                4Katie
                How did the doctor appointment go today? Did your doctor have any suggestions?
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                  09/16/14
                  Dr did switch the milk to enfamil prosobee and I'll just have to see how that works.
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                    09/22/14
                    The new milk is working really well with my baby. Everything is back on track.
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                    09/22/14
                    congratulations im glad things worked out with the new formula :-)
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                    Hello I'm Nichole and I am 30 years old. I'm married we have two girls and 1 boy . Jani is 9 and Ma'ryjha is 7 and Kingston is 2years old. I'm from California. I'm loving my life and I'm very blessed to have a wonderful family.