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constipation Emma Mayo Due February 25 (boy); 18 kids; Manchester, United Kingdom 321 posts
20th Mar '13

my sons 5 weeks today and constipated, he will pass a stool every 3-4 days with my help, i will use vasline and wipe his butt... and after half an hour or an hour he will pass a very dry stool with a struggle, i dont feel this is normal to have to help him or for him to pass one every 3 days.. ive been told try water but he refuses to drink any. how can i help him until i see my health visitor or see my doctor.??

TrixieGirl Due July 4; 1 child; Maryland 1175 posts
20th Mar '13

Dry stool? Sounds like he might not be getting enough milk? Have you called the DR? IMO I would be very worried if I was assisting my baby to pass stool at that young of an age. Call the DR ASAP

Rebekah Garden x3 Due October 5 (boy); 33 kids; Fall River, Massachusetts 5223 posts
20th Mar '13

Breastfed or formula fed?

Emma Mayo Due February 25 (boy); 18 kids; Manchester, United Kingdom 321 posts
20th Mar '13

hes getting enough milk for sure, hes on formula and drinks 4oz every 3-4 hours. and yes its seriously dry, its like its turned into clay. worried... il take him to the doctors.

tinana+2 TTC since Nov 2013; 2 kids; Staten Island, NY, United States 29663 posts
20th Mar '13
Quoting Emma Mayo:" hes getting enough milk for sure, hes on formula and drinks 4oz every 3-4 hours. and yes its seriously dry, its like its turned into clay. worried... il take him to the doctors."


He might need a different formula, mama - or if you're using powder, perhaps it's being mixed wrong?