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A 25-year-old female asked:

My baby is on lactogen 1 he is 5 weeks old. we are struggling with constipation.. i'm going to the pead in a week. i just want to find out what to do?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Constipation ?: Formula fed babies usually have a predictable pattern of daily stools. Babies have weak belly muscles & strain using their breathing muscle to assist pooping. They often make noise & their belly gets hard in the process. If it is soft when they go it is not constipation. If hard you can use full strength prune juice 1oz 1-3X/d spaced out which loosens in a few days.

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