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Water for dehydration

Hi everyone

So my daughter (just over a month) has always been quite sporadic with her poos - she's exclusively breastfed and obviously that's quite normal. However, the health visitor told me that if she goes over a week without anything (she wees a LOT and is putting on weight so it's more of a congestion issue) to call the doctor. I'm calling in the morning for an emergency appointment, but in the meantime I'm wondering if anyone else had heard of giving baby a tablespoon of clean, boiled water to aid things along?
Thanks in advance.

Re: Water for dehydration

  • A friend had this issue with her son around 4 months. She got some prune baby food, put a dallop on her finger, and rubbed it in his mouth. He pooped a few hours later. Don't know of that's advisable for such a young baby though.
    Me: 37 DH: 37
    Married 5-31-14
    DD1 born 6-21-15
    DD2 born 6-11-17
    DS born 9-5-18

  • No. Up to ten days is normal for end babies. No water.

    DD1 born 5/24/10.

    Missed M/C at 14 wks Feb 2012.

    DD2 born 5/14/13.

    Missed M/C at 9 wks July 2015.

    Expecting someone new 4/17/17.
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