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My baby has constipation what's the best way to treat her I gave her prum juice apple juice?

My baby has constipation what's the best way to treat her I gave her prum juice apple juice?

Constipation: Would be helpful to know your baby's age as well as stool pattern. Did you recently introduce cereals or other solid foods? That will change stool consistency and frequency. Using prune or apple juice will soften stools- do not use more than 2-4 ounces of either juice in 24 hours. ...Read more

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Called the doctors this morning they told me to give my 11 day old baby Apple juice an ounce cause of constipation! Now I'm scared, was this safe??

Called the doctors this morning they told me to give my 11 day old baby Apple juice an ounce cause of constipation! Now I'm scared, was this safe??

Yes: The sugars in apple or prune juice are not absorbed as well in young infants which helps them work like an adults laxative. I routinely use an ounce up to 3 times a day to get a kid unstuck. ...Read more

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My son is two, he has been staying constipated and nothing seems to be working as far as apple juice and baby lacsitives what do I do?

My son is two, he has been staying constipated and nothing seems to be working as far as apple juice and baby lacsitives what do I do?

Pediatrician: He needs to be examined by a pediatrician. That's the safest way to really know what's wrong and to correct it. It's a good idea to deal with it before he becomes troubled emotionally by painful bowel movements and is thrown off optimal toilet training progress. Children can learn to avoid proper functioning and have a hard time for years. Do what you can now and it will all come out better. Best! ...Read more

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What's the best thing to do to help with my constipated baby he is ten months old I have given him some apple juice and that doesn't seem to help?

What's the best thing to do to help with my constipated baby he is ten months old I have given him some apple juice and that doesn't seem to help?

Call his Dr.: The best thing to do is call his Dr and go over the child's current daily diet. The Dr will want to know any issues you are having with your child and for continuity of care would be able to provide you with the best treatment recommendations and then follow-up with you later to assure all is going well. Best wishes. ...Read more

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1 ounce of Apple juice safe for 11 day old baby if constipated?

1 ounce of Apple juice safe for 11 day old baby if constipated?

Constipation: You need to talk to a healthcare worker before you try and treat this young of an infant. ...Read more

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Can apple juice give me constipation? I am 56 years old and have been drinking about 2 quarts of apple juice every day., I already suffer from constipation but I'm wondering if this apple juice could be making it worse. Its very painful. Right now I have

Can apple juice give me constipation? I am 56 years old and have been drinking about 2 quarts of apple juice every day., I already suffer from constipation but I'm wondering if this apple juice could be making it worse. Its very painful. Right now I have

Should poop out: A person drinking lots of apple juice usually poops out, due to sugars and sorbitol in the apple juice. The person will actually get too much sugar from drinking too much juice (can lead to bad things like diabetes). A 56 year-old who gets new changes in her bowel habits, such as new constipation, should be checked out by her primary care doctor (wouldn't want anything bad happening in the colon). ...Read more

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My son is experiencing constipation. Can I use pedialyte to treat this? Or apple or prune juice?

My son is experiencing constipation. Can I use pedialyte to treat this? Or apple or prune juice?

Prune Juice: I would recommend prune juice for constipation as a first step. It is always important to discuss it with your pediatrician, be sure he has a normal exam and is followed correctly. Prune juice is a good start. ...Read more

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Can mixing miraLAX (polyethylene glycol) in Apple juice make it work for constipation?

Can mixing miraLAX (polyethylene glycol) in Apple juice make it work for constipation?

Miralax (polyethylene glycol): Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is an over the counter stool softener which can be mixed with water or juice. Follow the dilution directions on the bottle exactly, as most stool softeners and fiber supplements will only work as they are intended if they are ingested with appropriate fluid amounts. ...Read more

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My Daughter is experiencing constipation. I've given her a liquid glycerin suppository, she is drinking apple juice, but nothing will come out?

My Daughter is experiencing constipation. I've given her a liquid glycerin suppository, she is drinking apple juice, but nothing will come out?

If poop is stuck...: Each child with constipation needs to be sure there is no actual disorder causing it. If constipation is just due to slow movement of the food and poop through the gut, then the things to try are vegetables, water, prune juice, prunes, fiber plus water, Miralax (polyethylene glycol) Senokot or other senna, milk of magnesia, other laxatives... her doctor can evaluate and recommend helpful meds too. ...Read more

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Had constipation for 3days. And hard stool, after eating a senoko pills and after few hours I ate apple and prune juices I had a dirrehea. Why?

Had constipation for 3days. And hard stool, after eating a senoko pills and after few hours I ate apple and prune juices I had a dirrehea. Why?

Time to work: Seneko pills take time to work- you may have already had the hard stools before the seneko pills became effective. By the time you had the prune juice, it sounds like the prune juice and the seneko had both kicked in to give you diarrhea. The best thing for constipation is a diet high in fresh fruits and vegetables which provide natural fiber. Drink plenty of fluids as well
Good health to you ...Read more

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How is apple cider vinegar, lemon juice and honey to relieve constipation?

How is apple cider vinegar, lemon juice and honey to relieve constipation?

Poor choice: Occasional constipation responds best to a real laxative such as milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide). Frequent constipation should prompt a check for thyroid disease and porphyria; if it's new, a check for colon cancer is of course indicated. If no medical cause is found, get some good advice on diet and drinking enough water. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have a three month old that is extremely constipated. Giving apple juice takes too long. Is there something I can give for faster relief?

I have a three month old that is extremely constipated. Giving apple juice takes too long. Is there something I can give for faster relief?

Glycerine: You can use a glycerine suppository, or even take their rectal temperature, and it can stimulate the infant to move, but the apple juice will help, presuming that you are not diluting it. 3-4oz is all it should take. ...Read more

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My 18 month daughter has been constipated for a day and a half, and vomitted up part of her lunch today, I've given apple and cranberry juice no help?

My 18 month daughter has been constipated for a day and a half, and vomitted up part of her lunch today, I've given apple and cranberry juice no help?

Call pediatrician: This really needs to be addressed by the pediatrician with a physical examination to determine the full extent of what is going on. I wouldn't even give advice over this forum as I have not examined your daughter...Which is the most important thing that needs to happen here. ...Read more

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Just started this morning, my left side hurts and hurts when I take a deep breath. Drank water and apple juice thinking I could be just constipated or?

Just started this morning, my left side hurts and hurts when I take a deep breath. Drank water and apple juice thinking I could be just constipated or?

Not enough info: Unfortunately, there is not enough information to know whether this is just constipation or something else. It would be best if you see a doctor if your pain persists. Hope it recovers quickly! ...Read more

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6 month old constipated nothing works.... Prune juice apple juice supp karo he strains really hard what should I do?

6 month old constipated nothing works.... Prune juice apple juice supp karo he strains really hard what should I do?

Constipation: Constipation is a common problem. Is he only straining or are his stools hard? Babies may not have adequate abdominal musculature to push. Pull his knees to his chest and stimulate his rectum with a thermometer. Try pear juice which you can mix with water if you like. Give him a variety of fruits (esp fruits with pits) and vegetables. Cut down on his cereal/starches. Change of formula can help. ...Read more

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Infant constipation. We have tried prune juice oatmeal and soy milk and nothing is working. Can we use a stool softener and what foods to avoid.?

Natural plugs: Apple sauce, bananas & rice cereal are the main constipators in most infants. Peaches, pears, plums & barley cereal are usually helpful in loosening them. Prune or apple juice (regular adult, not dilute baby) given in amounts of 1-2 ounces 1-2 x/day for a minimum of 3 days will usually loosen a kid. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it healthy to give a 3 month old baby pear juice or apple juice?

Is it healthy to give a 3 month old baby pear juice or apple juice?

No: A three month old needs milk or formula, nothing else. That said, a fruit is a beautiful package; it's relatively low calorie, packed with nutrients, and lots of fiber. The perfect way to ruin this beautiful, tasty, compactly nutritious package is to juice it. When you juice a fruit, you remove most of the fiber, most of the vitamins and nutrients, and you leave water and sugar. ...Read more

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Is it good to give my four months baby apple, orange, pomegrenate juice?

Is it good to give my four months baby apple, orange, pomegrenate juice?

Not necessarily: Juices are an oversold product that provides plenty of sugar & sweet stimulus to babies. They may program the brain to seek it in excess over a lifetime. Apple in the form of a sauce/orange as a wedge are less processed & give a blend of protein and fiber that are better for babies. Juices are basically like giving a kid a coke. ...Read more

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Is it healthy to give a 5 1/2 month baby prune juice for constipation? If so, how much do I give?

Is it healthy to give a 5 1/2 month baby prune juice for constipation? If so, how much do I give?

Yes: Dilute or baby strength prune juice and 1-2 oz may help. Follow up with your MD as needed. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is carrot and apple juice are beneficial for baby growth.?

Is carrot and apple juice are beneficial for baby growth.?

Not Really: As one of my colleagues has said, fruit is to be eaten not drunk. Altho some benefit exists, it tends to be wasted calories. ...Read more

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My 2nd child is 5yrs 13kg y does he don't gain wg.......Fr1yr he increasd only 1kg. Drink apple juice evryday, his intake of food is normal he active?

POOR WEIGHT GAIN:: Average 5 year old weighs 18 kg or 40 pounds. He should eat a balanced diet in moderate amount comprising of vegetables, fruits, meat, fish, egg, milk, etc., and 6-8 glasses of water. Need to eat 6 times/day: breakfast, lunch, diner and 3 snacks in between. I don't understand why apple juice has become important here. Let him eat combination of fruits in moderate amount, more protein, no juice. ...Read more

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Will expired apple juice make child sick?

Will expired apple juice make child sick?

Yes: That is why you need to check expiration date. ...Read more

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Can my child (age 12) take Aloe Vera Juice for constipation?

Can my child (age 12) take Aloe Vera Juice for constipation?

Yes: Yes, its safe to take. You should contact your child's doctor if its a new problem or becoming a chronic problem ...Read more

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During pregnancy is drinking apple juice, water, and milk a good thing for the baby?

During pregnancy is drinking apple juice, water, and milk a good thing for the baby?

Sure!: All these beverages are a good idea in moderation. They help maintain hydration and avoid preterm labor and oligohydramnios. Talk to your obstetrician if you have diabetes mellitus to make sure you are not violating your caloric restrictions. Just make sure you only drink pasteurized products! ...Read more

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My baby's pediatrician said she can drink diluted juice @ 8 weeks. 10ml of fresh orange or apple diluted with 5ml water. Isn't this too early?

No but you shouldn't: In other countries fruit juices are introduced very early. There is, however, no good reason to give a baby juice. It is just sweetened water with no nutritional value. You are teaching your baby to want sugar; not a good idea. Young infants do fine with just breast milk (or formula) and water. ...Read more

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