It can vary but on average a healthy 6 week old baby will only having 1 2 poops per week. Taking your baby s temperature with a rectal thermometer may stimulate their bowels.
Babies at this age start to decrease in the amount of bowel movements they have.
Constipated baby 6 weeks. Meaning there isn t anything left over to pass through the body. A warm bath can help your baby s muscles relax and release poop. Also she specifically said her lo s poop is soft.
Home remedies for constipation in a baby include. Water or fruit juice. Offer your baby a small amount of water or a daily serving of 100 percent apple prune or pear juice in addition to usual feedings.
If you re breastfeeding your baby it s normal for them not to have a bowel movement every day because all of the nutrients your baby is getting are being used. And prune juice will only give her lo liquid stools. So first of all at 6 weeks nothing should be given to a lo but bm or formula.
A 6 week old s stomach doesn t have the enzymes necessary to digest fruits yet. Gently massage their belly. It can cause cramping and more pain.
If your baby seems constipated consider simple dietary changes. Have you ever had prune juice. Moving a baby s legs can help relieve constipation.
These juices contain sorbitol a sweetener that acts like a laxative.