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A 31-year-old female asked:

My 11 day old baby is on formula milk lactogen but is feeling constipated constantly and there is so much gas in her stomach. what can i change her to or how can i relieve the constipation?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Define constipation : Infants that age often struggle with feeds & pooping. Their weak belly muscles often need assistance of their fussing/breathing muscles to move food along or poop. If it is soft when they go it is normal. If they pass hard rabbit pellets you can add full strength prune juice, 1 oz 1-3X/d spaced out. The sugar in this juice is not absorbed well & acts as a laxative.

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