The first question should be why is a 1 week old baby constipated? This may be as a result of the formula he/she is on. Change the formula to Lactogen 1. If your baby remains constipated on this formula then you will need to take him/her to see a paediatrician as occasionally a baby may have an inborn bowel problem called Hirschsprungs disease which needs to be diagnosed early. Please let me know if your baby is still constipated when on Lactogen1.
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal
advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.