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    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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    Date: 2007/06/03 Sun PM 07:22:48 CDT

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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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    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








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    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

    >

    >

    >

    > ************************************** See what's free at

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    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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    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.



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    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






 

 
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