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Old 01-16-2013, 09:47 PM   #11
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Did you try bicycling or pumping her legs or massaging the belly?

Did you try eating prunes?
We've done bicycling and tummy massages several times a day for the past week. I've eaten prunes and drank prune juice. I just haven't tried her with any yet.

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I should also add that she's gaining well and has about 8-10 very wet dipes a day.
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I'd take her to a chiropractor.

Doctor told me that not pooping for 10+ days was normal for a breast fed baby. I didn't think it was. When we hit 15 days, I went with my gut. One trip to the chiropractor and DS was pooping a lot. A whole lot. Enough that my husband made the comment once about asking if the adjustment could be undone

Our chiropractor explained to me what was going on.Said it is very common in little ones due to birth. I've now sent a few adult friends to him that do not have normal functioning bowels and he has helped a few of them.

It made a huge difference for my son. I took a total of three adjustments for things to stay in place. He hasn't had trouble with his bowels since. He is 6 now.
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How often are you doing the qtip method? My dd has the same issue since birth & she's 18 months now & just starting not to have as much of a problem. Our pedi told us to put Vaseline on the qtip & do it 3 times a day. Increase juices & fruits but yours is to young for the fruits. Also do her legs like she's on a bike & massage her belly. There is one time she went so long the dr finally agreed on a suppository & it only takes a teeny bit of one. Maybe something will help that's just some things that seemed to work in our case. Maybe she will go soon.
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I'd say chiro too, that helped my niece a lot!
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I'd take her to a chiropractor.

Doctor told me that not pooping for 10+ days was normal for a breast fed baby. I didn't think it was. When we hit 15 days, I went with my gut. One trip to the chiropractor and DS was pooping a lot. A whole lot. Enough that my husband made the comment once about asking if the adjustment could be undone

Our chiropractor explained to me what was going on.Said it is very common in little ones due to birth. I've now sent a few adult friends to him that do not have normal functioning bowels and he has helped a few of them.

It made a huge difference for my son. I took a total of three adjustments for things to stay in place. He hasn't had trouble with his bowels since. He is 6 now.
I will definitely look into this! Thank you for the advice. Are there chiropractors specific to babies or no?

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How often are you doing the qtip method? My dd has the same issue since birth & she's 18 months now & just starting not to have as much of a problem. Our pedi told us to put Vaseline on the qtip & do it 3 times a day. Increase juices & fruits but yours is to young for the fruits. Also do her legs like she's on a bike & massage her belly. There is one time she went so long the dr finally agreed on a suppository & it only takes a teeny bit of one. Maybe something will help that's just some things that seemed to work in our case. Maybe she will go soon.
We've been doing it once first thing in the am and once in the evening. I'm really hoping she goes soon. She's really content though and just as happy as always, so at least I know it's not hurting her at all yet. I've never wished so much for poop in my life.
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I've never wished so much for poop in my life.
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My 4 week baby just got adjusted! It's great!

My baby goes to my Chiro. Get an adjustment and then he gets his
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I will definitely look into this! Thank you for the advice. Are there chiropractors specific to babies or no?



We've been doing it once first thing in the am and once in the evening. I'm really hoping she goes soon. She's really content though and just as happy as always, so at least I know it's not hurting her at all yet. I've never wished so much for poop in my life.
Call and ask them. Our family actually uses two different chiropractors. One of which I would NOT trust with my younger children (he uses more force whereas the one my kids see is incredibly gentle.)

I know that the chiropractor my kids use has asked me a few times if I mind letting a parent watch an adjustment. I don't mind something like that a bit! I actually really like to do this so parents can see just how gentle ours is and how much my kids love it. If you do find one that says they see children, ask them if something like that is a possibility. I woudl not just walk in to any old chiropractor that did not come recommended by a friend or one that would not allow me to watch an adjustment on a child.

I know that mine actually has me hold my infant on my chest while he checks them. He isn't jerking them at all. He uses only his thumbs and a finger to kind of wiggle the areas that need to be adjusted. After realizing how much he helped my now 6 year old, my last two kids saw the chiropractor the same week they were born. Our first trip out of the house has been to the chiropractor

Oh, he also REALLY helped the ears of another child when our doctor had been unable to. We had been to the doctor multiple times. Ears were still in rough shape. Went to chiropractor. The next day at the doctors visit they said the meds must have had a delayed response. I said "Um, I think it was the chiropractor visit yesterday because he stopped crying and slept right after that adjustment." FWIW, the adjustment on ears DID make my child cry. It is the only time one has ever cried there though.
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