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?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
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.
209 viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Nov 22, 2020
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.