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my one year old is constipated

A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
36 years experience Pediatrics
Short or long term?: If this is just a one time thing for a few days, usually just some extra fluids and/or juice. You could do a one-time infant glycerin suppository as w ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
It happens: Its happened before and is unlikely to cause any problem if you removed what you could of the suppository. The blood was likely triggered when you ove ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Atkins
11 years experience Pediatrics
Constipation: When transitioning to whole milk, both constipation and diarrhea are very common. Instead of using a milk alternative, I would just ensure that your ... Read More
A 1-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
26 years experience Pediatrics
Needs soft stools: Constipation is a frustrating problem in children who have had a painful bm in the past. Try "p" fruits peaches, pears and prunes, increase fluids an ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Needs calcium: Dairy is an easy source of the calcium needed for babies to build bone. They need the equivalent of 4 cups a day. If you are convinced cow mild consti ... Read More
A 1-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
2% milk or soy milk: Some toddlers do get constipated from the casein in milk, especially if they are also getting a lot of other dairy in their diet, such as cheese and y ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
36 years experience Pediatrics
Increase fluids: Most important to constipation is to make sure the child is getting plenty of fluids. At 12 months, can add a few ounces of water to daily milk intake ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristen Stuppy
25 years experience Pediatrics
Many factors: Toddlers often become constipated due to diets with excess dairy and not enough water and fiber (fruits, vegetables, whole grains). A few cases of con ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
45 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Constipation: Make sure his/her diet contains juices and fiber. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) or Lax a day daily until a soft daily bowel movement may help. All the ... Read More
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A 1-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
23 years experience Pediatrics
Diet: Make sure diet includes fiber rich fruits and vegetables. I also recommend pear juice for constipated kids, just until the constipation resolves and t ... Read More

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