Show me the...poopy? :D - page 2

New question: When a baby needs glycerin to induce a bowel movement, what is your policy/protocol? Do some doctors prefer liquid glycerine, others "tips"? Do you have a preference? Is one more... Read More

  1. by   RN from OZ
    What is going on In the US ????
    In 10years of NICU 23weekers and up I have never needed to or heard of having to give glycerin or Supps to bubs !!!
    We do not have a problem with constipation here why is that ??
    If a bub has not done the firat Poo in 48hrs we will do a " Tickle " with a cotton bud...if there is a bub with firm stools we give brown sugar and water.
  2. by   NICU_Nurse
    Could you elaborate on the brown sugar and water? I've never heard of that. ;>)
  3. by   prmenrs
    We USED to use Karo syrup (dark) to stimulate stooling, but then it was found to have botulinum (sp?) spores so nix on that idea--but it did work. Haven't done anything but glycerin or rectal stim. And I can't imagine why it's different down under, but apparently it is, so???? I'm not sure I'd want to give anything up top w/o know the bottom is working.
  4. by   RN from OZ
    we give half teaspoon brown sugar mixed with 3-5mls warm water (orally ) to prevent constipation if we notice firm stools.
    I have never seen a constipated bub...maybe its that we use more EBM and MCT oil to fatten them up than you guys do ?
    do you use alot of 24cal formulas ?