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6 week old constipated on new formula.


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#1 Davidoff-sensei

Posted 03 February 2019 - 06:43 AM

Have been having good results on a new formula, he']He did a poo today and it was basically a little semi hard pebble ... i dont know whether to continue with it or stop straight away.

We did pretty much swap him from breastmilk to formula cold turkey ... which i've later found out isn't a great way to do it maybe thats why?

Edited by Davidoff-sensei, 03 February 2019 - 07:00 AM.


#2 Expelliarmus

Posted 03 February 2019 - 06:48 AM

Try some ways to soften the stool first. Have you been offering extra boiled water between feeds? Your GO of MCHN will be able to give ideas for how to help baby pass stools.

#3 Ozquoll

Posted 03 February 2019 - 08:05 AM

My DS got constipated as soon as he stopped getting breast milk. We tried various brands of formula, he still had terrible constipation. Learn from our mistake - we were told to just give him a suppository to make him poo. This terrible advice (from a GP 😡) resulted in DS getting an anal fissure, which is just as painful and horrible as it sounds. Ever since then, we have given him stool softeners (we use Movicol/osmolax). Check with the pharmacist which ones are suitable for use on very young babies.

#4 taters

Posted 03 February 2019 - 08:39 AM

I use oli 6 goats milk formula. I went from breast milk to that and my son has never had any tummy problems or constipation. I highly recommend it... its excellent quality

#5 ~LemonMyrtle~

Posted 03 February 2019 - 10:33 AM

I’d try a different formula.

We tried several until finally Heinz Nurture was our magic formula that DS loved and didn’t block him up at all.

I found the more expensive ones with “added this” and “special that” made DS constipated. Cheap as chips Heinz Nurture was brilliant though.

It’s hard at 6 weeks old though as their insides are changing all the time, what suits this week might not suit in a months time.

#6 Daffy2016

Posted 03 February 2019 - 10:57 AM

We had a few problems with the ‘gold’ type formulas that had added iron. We used nan comfort (the basic one) with no dramas.

#7 Jenflea

Posted 03 February 2019 - 11:05 AM

I've heard the Bellamy's one is good if it's still around.

#8 lucky 2

Posted 03 February 2019 - 11:49 AM

Could you talk with your CHN? How old is your baby?
If you are still lactating, in the short term you could add some breastmilk to the bottle, it will help soften the stool.
Even if the poo is like pebbles, if baby passes them without too much fuss it might be ok, ie not constipation???
Have you get the concentration right re water/scoop?
Maybe it will settle?
Ideally talk to your nurse or GP and stick with cows milk based formulas as per the Australian infant feeding guidelines.
I hope things get easier asap.




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