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Old 02-29-08, 07:32 PM
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I'm trying to breast feed on demand, but the demand is VERY high. Honestly this little guy of mine wants to feed all the time. He's constipated and very gassy so I think his tummy is upset.
He hasn't pooped since we left the hospital Wednesday morning. The ONLY thing that keeps him from crying is nursing. He won't take a pacifier and doesn't let us put him down at all. What else can I do? I hope he's able to poop soon so he can go back to his happy easy going self!
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Old 02-29-08, 07:52 PM
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he might be using you as a pacifier to.
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Old 02-29-08, 08:09 PM
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you can always stick a thermometer with a little ky jelly on the end in his rectum (like checking his temp) and try to stimulate him to poop... just move it around in circles and it should stimulate him....
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Old 02-29-08, 08:56 PM
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A breastfed baby doesn't often become constipated, so I'm guessing that's not the issue. I'm guessing that he's gassy. Instead of nursing him, try putting him belly-to-belly with you in the Baby Bjorn or holding him with his belly against your forearm. I had this problem with Marek, and those two solutions helped quite a bit.
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Old 03-01-08, 04:50 PM
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If he is not having any poopy diapers he may not be getting enough to eat. has he had any wet diapers? Is your milk in? if he is not getting enough to eat you might have supplement untill your milk is fully in.
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