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what causes constipation in babies

A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Define constipation: Breast fed kids may go a little every feed or one bulky stool every 7-10 days & if soft they are not constipated. Most formula babies go 1-2xd. Any st ... Read More

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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Riney
37 years experience Pediatrics
17 lbs is ok: Formula change not usually needed. If you want him real fat, can add other solids to diet.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
No: Infant gas drops (simethacone) do not cause constipation. There are simply a soapy material that allows gas bubbles to join together.Failure to stool ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Bowel corks: Yes. Watch multivitamins and make sure they are iron free, unless of course your child is being treated for iron deficiency. If all else fails, and de ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
No: Infant gas drops (simethacone) do not cause constipation. There are simply a soapy material that allows gas bubbles to join together.Failure to stool ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Basics: Constipation in an infant means they pass hard or dry stools. If it is soft when they go it is not. Young infants have weak belly muscles & often ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
28 years experience Pediatrics
No: Breast milk will not cause constipation. The frequency of bowel movements will decrease as your child ages. As long as your child is not having hard, ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
54 years experience Pediatrics
CONSTIPATION: Mothers are advised to give water with karo syrup in between feedings or diluted juices or add 1 oz more water to the formula to correct constipatio ... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Try Miralax (polyethylene glycol) and make: Sure the baby is hydrating well. Try 1/3 to a half a lid full once a day.
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A female asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
50 years experience Pediatrics
Constipation : Is it really constipation? Here is some information from the AAP : https://www.evernote.com/shard/s5/sh/d9691760-bf93-43ed-9733-062ae03659d6/a3f0b585 ... Read More
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