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A 27-year-old female asked:

Infant constipation. we have tried prune juice oatmeal and soy milk and nothing is working. can we use a stool softener and what foods to avoid.

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Natural plugs: Apple sauce, bananas & rice cereal are the main constipators in most infants. Peaches, pears, plums & barley cereal are usually helpful in loosening them.Prune or apple juice(regular adult, not dilute baby) given in amounts of 1-2 ounces 1-2 x/day for a minimum of 3 days will usually loosen a kid.Good luck.

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Last updated May 6, 2020

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