A 35-year-old female asked:
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is it safe to give an infant of 1 month a suppository? how often and what's best for infant constipation?

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Dr. Steven Hill
23 years experience Family Medicine
Sometimes: Many children become constipated but it is by no means normal - many parents use an occasional glycerin suppository without issue but you really should discuss this with your doctor and have the child checked as this is not normal and possibly a change in diet or a medication may be more helpful especially if this is chronic
Answered on Aug 2, 2014

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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Constipation: Is hard and infrequent stools. You can give a glycerin suppository once and see igf that helps. Baby may be crying if mom is breastfeeding and drinkin ... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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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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Dr. James Ferguson
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
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CONSTIPATION ...? : She doesn't need anyone of the things you are doing. Before 4 months even no water. If breast feeding, remember, she can have a bowel movement ev ... Read More

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