My daughter is 8 weeks and she has not had a bowel movement on her own for over a week. Every day I use a glycerin suppository to encourage her bowel movements because she cannot rest at all without pooping. She eats well and urinates frequently, but the bowel movements are not happening.
My doctor says that her rectal opening may be too narrow and that I have to push her legs against her body in a cycling motion to help. I have tried everything from water enemas to petroleum jelly to prune juice to olive oil to soap.
I do not know what else to do since I do now want her to become dependent on these laxatives. I have been using the suppositories since she was 1 week old. I’d like to hear your suggestions.