My preemie is constipated and i gave her 1/4 tsp. in an 1 oz. bottle of water, she still hasn't went, why?
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
what did you give her 1/4 tsp. of?
- gmdeeLv 51 decade ago
Preemies need extra special care. Contact your pediatrician if you think he/she is constipated. Don't add anything to the water or formula. You could cause severe diarrhea and dehydration which in a preemie can be life threatening.
- 1 decade ago
How do you know she is constipated? Is she breast or formula fed? The type of poop and the schedule can differ. How old is she? I would be careful not to give her water. Babies don't need water like adults do. Breastmilk is naturally formulated to meet a baby's needs. Formula has been carefully developed to mimic that balance. If you are nursing, just keeping nursing. Either way, call your doctor.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Try giving her an infant-size (1 gram) glycerine suppository - that should make her do a smelly in a few minutes!
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- Brandon FLv 41 decade ago
Ask the doctor about dis problem.