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Glad to hear the poo made an appearance. FWIW, corn syrup isn't good for anyone, especially not a little babe. Good for you for hanging in there and trusting your instincts!
 

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Glad she got some relief. I read on another thread somewhere that the best way to guarantee a poop is to get baby and yourself all dressed up (preferably in something white) and get in the car. I was about to suggest that.</div>
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That is so true!
 

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Ack, skip the gross unhealthy corn syrup, what rotten advice. If you really need to add something, maybe a tablespoon of organic prune juice. But really, I'd just wait it out.
 

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Wow this thread is soooooooo reassuring ! We haven't considered corn syrup but based on everyone's posts here it seems Ttly normal for an 8 week old to not have a poop for 5 days. I noticed last week ds had a huge pool of poop in his dipe and now it occurs to me it was prob a few days since he had pooped. This time around we are going in 5 days and dh said time to call the ped which I don't really want to do (dh was like, " why have a ped , then?" Gee thanks dh for giving me support...<br><br><br>
So I turn to you mamas for the support... Sounds like this is par for the course?<br><br>
I should add I have been very dehydrated on and off all week ... Diahreha, vomiting, stomach aches. Have been trying to drink water clearly hasn't been enough<br>
I faster last week and did drink water but not enough clearly. Since then I haven't been feeling 100% and feel like I am drinking water a lot!<br><br>
Maybe I should get some apple juice?
 

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<p>Our little guy went through this and I obsessed over it! He went SO long without pooping at 2-3 months. Our doctor recommended karo syrup and we skipped it. I did try a teeny bit of prune juice and it didn't help. I eventually did end up using teeny suppositories at his most uncomfortable and he would poop before it dissolved meaning that just putting it in there stimulated him to poop. He poops about twice a week now at 5.5 months. Still not perfect, but may just be his schedule. I think at first he took a little longer for his digestive system to adjust. Our doctor thought he may have been using most of the milk because he was getting so healthy and chubby looking. </p>
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<p>I wouldn't worry too much. Hang in there, spend lots of time nursing and only jump to do something if the baby is seriously uncomfortable. </p>
 
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