A 19-year-old female asked:
called the doctors this morning they told me to give my 11 day old baby apple juice an ounce cause of constipation! now i'm scared, was this safe??
2 doctor answers
Dr. Brad Goldenberg answered
35 years experience Pediatrics
Small amount: Fruit juice is a harmless and useful therapy for constipation, and an ounce of Apple juice is not a cause for alarm. I would be careful about the amount of juice administered, which in this case, is within acceptable limits by itself...
Answered on May 31, 2015
Dr. James Ferguson answered
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: The sugars in apple or prune juice are not absorbed as well in young infants which helps them work like an adults laxative. I routinely use an ounce up to 3 times a day to get a kid unstuck.
Answered on Jun 28, 2016
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