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Type of formula for baby- Avery Davids Momma Kali Due November 5; 1 child; Deer River, Minnesota 606 posts
22nd Aug '12

My baby is constipated he hasnt pooped in almost 3 days. Hes been drinking similac advanced with iron. Im wondering what formula would be good to switch to? He still needs a little bit of iron in his diet but I dont think as much as hes consuming now.

Little Miss Moxie Due January 22 (boy); 1 child; Alaska 1040 posts
22nd Aug '12

That's normal.



BF babies can go 3 days without pooping.
FF can go 5-7 days before it becomes an issue.

Jenny & Kyleigh 1 child; Missouri 647 posts
22nd Aug '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting I LOVE AVERY DAVID:</b>" My baby is constipated he hasnt pooped in almost 3 days. Hes been drinking similac advanced with iron. ... [snip!] ... would be good to switch to? He still needs a little bit of iron in his diet but I dont think as much as hes consuming now."</blockquote>




My daughter had the same problem we was using enfamil with iron already ready that the hospital had and she was popping jus fine then we switched her to the powder kind and she was having trouble popping to where we had to help her go so we switched back to the liquid kind and she hasnt had no problem since.

Avery Davids Momma Kali Due November 5; 1 child; Deer River, Minnesota 606 posts
22nd Aug '12
Quoting Jenny Schmitz:" <blockquote><b>Quoting I LOVE AVERY DAVID:</b>" My baby is constipated he hasnt pooped ... [snip!] ... trouble popping to where we had to help her go so we switched back to the liquid kind and she hasnt had no problem since."


We havent switched his formula were still using the liquid based formula the hospital gives you to feed them. It's just worrying me because I know he has to poop really bad but he cant get anything out which has been causing him to get really fussy.

Jenny & Kyleigh 1 child; Missouri 647 posts
22nd Aug '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting I LOVE AVERY DAVID:</b>" We havent switched his formula were still using the liquid based formula the hospital gives you to feed ... [snip!] ... me because I know he has to poop really bad but he cant get anything out which has been causing him to get really fussy."</blockquote>




Try movin his legs around and moving his butt cheeks around like around the butt hole. I know it sounds weird but that's what we had to do with our daughter and it helped her go. My SO had to do the same thing with his older daughter.

Jenny & Kyleigh 1 child; Missouri 647 posts
22nd Aug '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting I LOVE AVERY DAVID:</b>" We havent switched his formula were still using the liquid based formula the hospital gives you to feed ... [snip!] ... me because I know he has to poop really bad but he cant get anything out which has been causing him to get really fussy."</blockquote>




Try movin his legs around and moving his butt cheeks around like around the butt hole. I know it sounds weird but that's what we had to do with our daughter and it helped her go. My SO had to do the same thing with his older daughter.

Avery Davids Momma Kali Due November 5; 1 child; Deer River, Minnesota 606 posts
22nd Aug '12
Quoting Jenny Schmitz:" <blockquote><b>Quoting I LOVE AVERY DAVID:</b>" We havent switched his formula were ... [snip!] ... but that's what we had to do with our daughter and it helped her go. My SO had to do the same thing with his older daughter."

I have tried doing that. Ive also trying stimulating his butt hole with the tip of a themometer and vaseline, and ive also given him a warm bath. I was told to try dark karo suryp but I dont think it would be very healthy for a newborn.

Jenny & Kyleigh 1 child; Missouri 647 posts
22nd Aug '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting I LOVE AVERY DAVID:</b>" I have tried doing that. Ive also trying stimulating his butt hole with the tip of a themometer and vaseline, ... [snip!] ... and ive also given him a warm bath. I was told to try dark karo suryp but I dont think it would be very healthy for a newborn."</blockquote>




Yea I don't think so either. How old is he? Have u tried talking to his doctor about it?

Avery Davids Momma Kali Due November 5; 1 child; Deer River, Minnesota 606 posts
22nd Aug '12
Quoting Jenny Schmitz:" <blockquote><b>Quoting I LOVE AVERY DAVID:</b>" I have tried doing that. Ive also trying ... [snip!] ... for a newborn."</blockquote> Yea I don't think so either. How old is he? Have u tried talking to his doctor about it?"


Hes a week old. I kinda thought it was normal at first because I know there getting used to all there muscles and how they work and stuff but its been almost 3 days and no newborns that ive ever known have gone that long with out pooping being formula fed.

~Mommyof3boys1girl~ 4 kids; Ohio 68 posts
22nd Aug '12

Ask your doctor what they may advise!One of my sons had the same issue and we switched formulas and he still had problems so we went back to our original formula(which was the Newborn Enfamil) and our peds. dr. told us to give him a 1/2 tsp. of Miralax is his bottle daily!We did that all the way until he was on baby food(around 6 months) and we never had another issue with him going poop!

Jenny & Kyleigh 1 child; Missouri 647 posts
22nd Aug '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting I LOVE AVERY DAVID:</b>" Hes a week old. I kinda thought it was normal at first because I know there getting used to all there ... [snip!] ... stuff but its been almost 3 days and no newborns that ive ever known have gone that long with out pooping being formula fed."</blockquote>




Yea I never heard of it either. When my SO had told me that she wasn't popping cuz we was using powder formula and not the liquid kind I didn't believe him but then no sooner that we switched back to liquid she popped, so he was right. I'm not sure what else u could do, besides talk to his doctor bout it. Ur doing everything that we've had to do with our daughter and she is 3 weeks old today and popping his fine since we switched it. I hope he poops soon :)

Avery Davids Momma Kali Due November 5; 1 child; Deer River, Minnesota 606 posts
23rd Aug '12

Quoting Jenny Schmitz:" <blockquote><b>Quoting I LOVE AVERY DAVID:</b>" Hes a week old. I kinda thought it ... [snip!] ... had to do with our daughter and she is 3 weeks old today and popping his fine since we switched it. I hope he poops soon :



Me too! Im kind of scared to take him to the doctor because my aunt said when her grand daughter was a newborn and had problems with contipation the stuck this grabber type thing up her but to remove the solid poop and all it did was cut her poor little butt and cause her to bleed and they never did get the solid poop out :( I think im going to try a infant supository not the whole thing but just a little sliver of it I will let you know if he poops soon :) lol



Korey Calls Me Mama 1 child; Texas 1751 posts
23rd Aug '12
Quoting I LOVE AVERY DAVID:" My baby is constipated he hasnt pooped in almost 3 days. Hes been drinking similac advanced with iron. ... [snip!] ... would be good to switch to? He still needs a little bit of iron in his diet but I dont think as much as hes consuming now."


My LO started on Similac Advanced, but it made him constipated too. We switched to Similac Sensitive, and haven't had any more issues.

Avery Davids Momma Kali Due November 5; 1 child; Deer River, Minnesota 606 posts
23rd Aug '12
Quoting Korey Calls Me Mama:" My LO started on Similac Advanced, but it made him constipated too. We switched to Similac Sensitive, and haven't had any more issues."


I gave him a warm bottle of his formula and he pooped lol go figure though the last thing I try works! Does sensitive formula have enough iron in it? I was thinking about switching to it if my little guy gets constipated again.