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My 1 month old granddaughter is having a difficult time with her bowel movements. When she starts to have one she just starts screaming. We hold her legs to her belly to try and help her. There is no blood in her stools so the doctors haven't done anything for her. We have put Karo Syrup in her

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  1. #1
    debeinman@aol.com
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    My 1 month old granddaughter is having a difficult time with her bowel movements. When she starts to have one she just starts screaming. We hold her legs to her belly to try and help her. There is no blood in her stools so the doctors haven't done anything for her. We have put Karo Syrup in her bottles but she can't stomache it. She is on a Lactose formula for her little belly. Does anyone have any ideas that can help her to have an easier time with her bm's.

    Thanks in advance
    God Bless
    Debbie


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    donnalawn@verizon.net>
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    my daughter had that problem when she was an infant. I upped her water intake

    some and that helped. Also we were told to massage her lower belly gently to try

    to get things moving. She's almost 16 now so I don't remember all of what was

    recommended but I do remember crying along with her, it was heartbreaking to

    watch her struggle so hard.





    Donna NJ



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    My 1 month old granddaughter is having a difficult time with her bowel

    movements. When she starts to have one she just starts screaming. We hold her

    legs to her belly to try and help her. There is no blood in her stools so the

    doctors haven't done anything for her. We have put Karo Syrup in her bottles but

    she can't stomache it. She is on a Lactose formula for her little belly. Does

    anyone have any ideas that can help her to have an easier time with her

    bm's.√ā¬Thanks in advanceGod BlessDebbie





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  3. #3
    Lloyd R. Coughlin
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    Have you tried Baby Mylanta? That is what my doctor suggested. When my

    oldest daughter was a baby she was and still is very lactose intolerant.

    Poor little things are in such agony.



    Sharon



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    Does anyone have any ideas that can help her to have an easier time with her

    bm's?



    Thanks in advance

    God Bless

    Debbie








  4. #4
    herberkids3
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    My neice is 7 weeks old, and has had similiar problems since birth.

    The first thing the doctor did was put her on a non-iron fortified

    formula. That helped with the bowel movements for a bit.



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    > My 1 month old granddaughter is having a difficult time with her

    bowel

    > movements. When she starts to have one she just starts screaming.

    We hold her legs

    > to her belly to try and help her. There is no blood in her stools

    so the

    > doctors haven't done anything for her. We have put Karo Syrup in

    her bottles but

    > she can't stomache it. She is on a Lactose formula for her little

    belly. Does

    > anyone have any ideas that can help her to have an easier time

    with her

    > bm's.

    >

    > Thanks in advance

    > God Bless

    > Debbie

    >

    >

    >

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  5. #5
    John and Roxanne McLain
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    Debbie,



    Move her legs around, like a bicycle. The movement can help stimulate her bowels. Also, a warm bath might help her relax. If she is on an iron fortified formula, it can make her constipated. Hope this helps some.



    Roxanne






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    My 1 month old granddaughter is having a difficult time with her bowel movements. When she starts to have one she just starts screaming. We hold her legs to her belly to try and help her. There is no blood in her stools so the doctors haven't done anything for her. We have put Karo Syrup in her bottles but she can't stomache it. She is on a Lactose formula for her little belly. Does anyone have any ideas that can help her to have an easier time with her bm's.

    Thanks in advance
    God Bless
    Debbie



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  6. #6
    judy
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    There is also infant suppositories to use for helping with bowel movements. I would not use them any more than twice a week. Changing the child's formula is the best. I agree about Carnation good start. What does the pediatrician say about the problem. I know when my children were small the doctor's told us to use 1/2 tsp dark karo syrup in 4oz water. Just water is fine too if the child will take it.



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    firebird12480
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    <FONT face="comic sans ms" size="4">Sometimes a child will try to retain the bowel movement when it causes pain. Maybe you were using too much Karo syrup. I was told to use DARK Karo not the clear stuff. Never use Honey with a small child. Try to get him/her to drink as much water as she can. Like the other lady said 4 oz. I would definately re- call the doctor and tell him/her the seriousness of the problem.



  8. #8
    Dave & Holly Renodin
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    Having had a child that went through this EXACTLY- the movement that helps is a bicycle movement with the legs-alternating with a "frog hop"as well as rubbing the tummy in a circular, clockwisemotion. We also took turns holding her by the classic colic hold- baby's tummy down on your forearm, head by your elbow. For us it turned out to be a milk allergy and silent reflux that the baby was reacting to. It's so hard when you see they are in so much pain and you can't figure out what's wrong.

    I'm not sure what the vaseline would do unless there's a bad diaper rash accompanying the bowel movements. Babies this little don't have hard stools.

    Hang in there- email me if you need more info on the reflux and milk allergy.
    God Bless-
    Holly

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    When you bring her legs up to her tummy put your other hand on her tummy for support for her to push against.
    Put vaseline around her rectum opening.
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    My 1 month old granddaughter is having a difficult time with her bowel movements. When she starts to have one she just starts screaming. We hold her legs to her belly to try and help her. There is






  9. #9
    Lori Iribarren
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    My son had the same problem for a long time.His doctor

    told me to put 2 oz. of mineral oil in his bottle and

    it worked!I had to do that once a day for about a

    year.Just give her 1 oz. of formula to the 2 oz. of

    mineral oil,it will seperate from the formula so just

    try to keep getting her to drink it.Good Luck

    --- debeinman@aol.com wrote:



    > My 1 month old granddaughter is having a difficult

    > time with her bowel

    > movements. When she starts to have one she just

    > starts screaming. We hold her legs

    > to her belly to try and help her. There is no blood

    > in her stools so the

    > doctors haven't done anything for her. We have put

    > Karo Syrup in her bottles but

    > she can't stomache it. She is on a Lactose formula

    > for her little belly. Does

    > anyone have any ideas that can help her to have an

    > easier time with her

    > bm's.

    >

    > Thanks in advance

    > God Bless

    > Debbie

    >

    >

    >

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  10. #10
    Marie Larson
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    Debbie,
    My son had a hard time with bowel movements when he was born, we tried everthing and it was the third doctor that figured out what was wrong, he had anal stenosis, look it up online and see if the baby has matching symptoms and if so, maybe mention this to the doctor to see what he thinks. Here is one link that I found but I am sure there is much more out there about this condition. My son would scream like that and I just knew he was in terrible pain trying to have a bm. http://www.ddc.musc.edu/ddc_pub/dige...alStenosis.htm Now with my son they did not have to do any surgery, just a couple of quick in office treatments did the trick and since the treatments he has not had any more problems and he is 10 now. Marie

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    GAil Moncivais
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    Hi Debbie CHeck the formula if there is a lot of iron in the formula that can be the problem. the only thing is there are no fromla's without iron in them. There are a few low iron formula's. Both my great niece and my youngest grandson had the same problem. I suggest adding a little more water and cutting back a little on the amount of formula the child is recieving. At one month there is not much you can do. You could if you can hold the baby still long enough is take the rectal temp and lub it up with vasoline and insert in her little rectum. Be very careful though. She must not move. The vasoline may help her ease the pain of the hard bowel movements.E-mail me privately I might be able to come up with other ideas. Gail






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    debeinman@aol.com
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    I would like to thank everyone that has replied to our plea of help. I have forwarded every reply to my daughter. We've had some sound advice given.

    God Bless
    Debbie


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  13. #13
    Lori Morgan
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    "(Despite what you may have heard, the amount of iron in formula

    doesn't have any bearing on constipation.)"



    Um, I don't think I agree with this statement. My son was formula fed

    and he had a horrible problem with rock hard stools until we moved to

    a low iron formula. Then he had no problems. We tried regular formula

    again a month later and it immediately plugged him up.



    I have wonderful pediatricians, their take was "whatever works."



    I think now, you can only buy low iron Similac online. It was an

    excellent choice for my son. If irvon is the culprit, this will

    definately help.



    Lori in Dallas








 

 

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