22 Tips and Tricks for Helping with Baby Constipation
Thank you to everyone who came to Bruno’s rescue and shared all the ways to help with baby constipation. About a month ago, we started Bruno on a diet of half breastmilk half formula. He has had extreme reflux since he was born, and combining the breastmilk with the Hipp Anti-Reflux formula has made a huge difference in how much he spits up. The downside has been that he seems to be getting constipated now, going days without pooping, which causes him to be super uncomfortable and fussy. I didn’t end up using any of the recommendations this time around, as he finally had a giant blowout in the morning, but I wanted to post them so all of us could reference them the next time. Here is a list of the things people recommended the most. Of course, I would double-check with your doctor before trying any of these suggestions and remedies out.
1) Prune Juice – this one was by far the most common recommendation. Dilute it with water or some breastmilk/formula and administer it in a bottle. Many people said that a good rule of thumb is 1 ounce of prune juice per month of life with a max daily dose of 4 ounces. I would check with your doctor to find out the best prune juice to water ratio for your baby.