A 4-year-old male asked:
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my son has major constipation issues. juice doesn't help nothing helps. are glycerin suppository bad for 10 week old?

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Dr. Jane Lykins
24 years experience Family Medicine
Ok occasionally: OK if you are only using them a few times a month. But he only needs a "sliver" of a pediatric suppository. First, try everything else possible. If breast feeding, try changing things in your own diet, like adding more fresh fruit/veg and less processed food. If formula fed, try a new formula. Add a 2-3 oz of water daily. And some babies only poop every 3-4 days and that's normal for them!
Answered on Oct 27, 2015

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