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Infant seems to be constipated, being fed with water and squashed orange. Worrisome?

My 13 week old son is constipated for the last week and off his food.he s went twice this week but with help from me holding his legs back and rubbing tummy. He s in good form not distressed. Or screaming but you can tell he needs to go. What should I do. I ve been trying water with squashed orange in it. Should I b worried?
Asked On : Tue, 23 Oct 2012
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Are u breast feeding him? Exclusively breast fed babies can pass stools once in a week even but still the stools will be soft and he will not strain while passing stools.
If he is on infant formula, be sure he is getting adequate feeds in the recommended dilution.
You may try concentrated sugar solution prepared hygienically at home.
If you feel he strains while he is passing stools or if the stools are big and hard or if you see blood in stools, please take him to your pediatrician.
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