Show me the...poopy? :D

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Specializes in NICU.

We use "Glycerin Slivers" in other words we just take a peds suppository and a scapel and cut it down to size

RN from OZ

75 Posts

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.

Specializes in NICU.

Could you elaborate on the brown sugar and water? I've never heard of that. ;>)

prmenrs, RN

4,565 Posts

Specializes in NICU, Infection Control.

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.

RN from OZ

75 Posts

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 ?

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