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Infant is constipated. what can i give her to help her. water or prune juice or something else?

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Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 34 years experience
Remove dairy: Many children do not digest milk well of normally, water is good, Ask pediatrician about probiotics , that also often is helpful
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Prune juice is good: I find that full strength prune juice given in 1 oz amounts 1-3 times a day will get most infants moving in 2-3 days. The fruit sugar in the juice is not well absorbed so it acts as a mild laxative. The quantity can be increased or decreased based on response over time.

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Last updated Aug 23, 2020

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