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Does excess iron in an infant's diet cause constipation?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
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 depending on your child's age, you may want to discuss using small amounts of miralax, (polyethylene glycol) but do not stray on your own without discussing the pros and cons with your child's pediatrician please.
Dr. William Singer
Pediatric Neurology 51 years experience
Yes: Iron is a binding substances for infants. Try reducing the amount and speaking to your pediatrician.

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