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Thread: Baby's Constipation

  1. #21
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    Default Re: Baby's Constipation

    How's her weight gain? Is she getting enough milk? How many times does she breastfeed in 24 hours?
    Beth B.
    Mom of 2

  2. #22
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    Default Re: Baby's Constipation

    Quote Originally Posted by Feorsteorra
    Is this nursing schedual set by her?

    6-7 time a day is really the bare minimum for her age; could you try offering a little more often? Breastmilk is the very best thing to avoid and treat constipation in a baby, so nursing her as often as possible (especally if she begins to show any sings of constipation or if her diaper count goes below 6 agian) is the very best thing for her.

    It could be the diary in your diet; if you find cutting out dairy seems to help her, then that's probably a good idea.
    This sounds really sensible. Why the 15 minutes? Some babies have a quick feed and others feed for a lot longer than 15 minutes to get the amount of milk that they need. Could you try feeding her on one side until she comes off herself, then switch her to the other side until she comes off herself on that side too? Then, if she's still hungry, you could put her back on the first side again and keep doing it until she is happy and satified or has fallen asleep.
    Beth B.
    Mom of 2

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