A 26-year-old female asked:
my 5 week old baby drinksnan optipro ha ,always constipated ,what other baby formula can i use that won’t cause these hard stools coz she cries a lot when she poops. iv tried the prune juice ,glycerine suppository sweet oil in milk nothing works ?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Steven Pretorius answered
Specializes in Legal Medicine
Infant constipation: Constipation is common in infants on formula, unlike those on breast milk. Somewhat harder and less frequent stools. Sometimes switching the formula helps, such as to Similac Advance, S26 Comfort Gold, etc. Ask your friendly pharmacist for advice on options. A small daily dose of Lactulose Syrup for a while may also help normalize the bowel consistency. If the problem persists, consult your GP.
Answered on May 6, 2020
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