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My 5 month old baby is constipated What can I give him to relive the problem

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Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience Family Medicine
Apple Juice: Full strength apple juice should clear it up. If not better, bring to your doctor.
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Dr. Hanriet Minasian
17 years experience Internal Medicine
Water: Most constipation is due to dehydration. Give him or her a little extra water or dilute his milk or formula with water. You can also try mineral oil ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Doutful: Children under the age of 12 months are at risk for Botulism is they eat honey (especially raw honey) because their digestive systems can't hand the s ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
41 years experience Pediatrics
CONSTIPATION: Breast fed babies can have a bowel movement every 5-7 days, or 5-7 times a day. Don't know whether your child if on breast milk. If not, give extra fl ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
26 years experience Pediatrics
Reflux: Sometimes changing the milk helps. Sometimes medicine is required. Your doctor can help you determine what you need.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
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Increase fluids...: Trying to increase his fluids (prune or apple juice works well) is probably the best bet for helping him with his constipation. If he doesn't like jui ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Greene
33 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe: Babies' digestive systems do mature at different rates. When babies get constipated on solids, making some adjustments will often solve the problem. A ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Beth Brown
Specializes in Pediatrics
See md : If your child's constipation is so severe that a suppository is not causing a bowel movement, I would recommend bringing the child to the doctor, espe ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mubin Mahomed
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Constipation: For quick relief use paediatric glycerine suppositories . An assessment by your doctor is preferable.
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Dr. Chioma Lazz
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Glycerin suppository: You can use over the counter glycerin suppositories to give her temporary relief. At her age, her pediatrician will need a detailed feeding history to ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience Pediatrics
YES: Tea is good if baby is having lbm. You can add it to diarrhea diet.

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