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Do mentos give you constipation

A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Maybe prune juice: If using formula for feeding, a change of formula may solve the problem. Make sure it is mixed according to the label--not too little/much. If breastf... Read More
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Limited : Because your baby is only 2 weeks old, please discuss with your pediatrician. Does the baby seem to have abdominal pain or is there blood in the diape... Read More
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
Pediatrics 13 years experience
Constipation: In a two week old, constipation is very common. A breast fed infant may go up to 7 days without stooling. As long as stool is soft, it is okay. Now, i... Read More

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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Prune juice: Is an easy place to start. Medications may be too intense at this age, but prune & apple juice can both be helpful. Discuss the problem with you pedia... Read More
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Gastroenterology 28 years experience
Brown sugar: First make sure your child is drinking enough liquids. Brown sugar and lactulose are safe excellent remedies for 7 month olds. If these are still not ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
Any source of: Fiber, ie fruits vegetables salads, whole grains when taken with inadequate fluids or excessive caffeine/alcohol can cause constipation or worsening o... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Milk (regardless of : Temperature) can be binding for some people.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nika Ferdowsi
Specializes in Family Medicine
Constipation in Peds: For your 18 month old, you have a few options you can try. First you could try pedialyte, which can help with constipation. Also, you could try karo s... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Constipation ?: A breastfed kid can have a smear every feed or a large stool once a week. If it is soft it is not constipation. If it is hard, you can use natural ju... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melissa Gowans
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Constipation: It really depends on the details. How long as it been since the last bowel movement? When a bowel movement is produced, what is the stool like (hard ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elise Sadoun
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Yes: No contraindications to that, but don't replace the breast milk/formula with it.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Glycerin suppository: If a 5 month old has been pushing when pooping, or pooping firm poops, a parent can try giving the child 2-3 ounces of regular prune juice, half prune... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
Family Medicine 61 years experience
Constipation: A little Milk of Magnesia will do no harm. The instructions on the bottle will tell you how much but half a teaspoon should be sufficient

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