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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

Dr. Austina Cho
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If you dont know you'r pregnant and do drugs like Mdma, ampthetamin, and laxatives the first month, can you still get a healthy baby?

Yes: It is important that as soon as you know that yoga re pregnant that you stop using any drugs or alcohol and consult with your doctor. Depending on when during the babies development you use certain types of drugs, there may be side effects and developmental problems including possible miscarriage. ...Read more

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Will taking laxative in pregnancy effect the baby?

Not recommended: Irritating laxatives (Ex-Lax, for example) aren't recommended in pregnancy because they can cause uterine contractions. What is generally recommended are stool softeners such as Docusate Sodium and Milk of Magnesia (magnesium hydroxide). Best wishes! ...Read more

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What will happen if I drink baby oil? Will it work as a laxative?

Wouldn't chance it!: Uncertain--i can find no exact references in pubmed re: ingestion of baby oil. Nevertheless, there are well characterized syndromes associated with aspiration of toxic oils with resulting pneumonitis, as well as in the 1990's an eosinophilia-myalgia syndrome associated with toxic-oil intake, diffuse fasciitis, & eosinophilia. Don't take a chance! still in doubt, call the poison control center. ...Read more

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My baby is havingfsevere constipation.She is given plenty of fluids. We are forced to give her laxative and suppositorie still very painful.?

My baby is havingfsevere constipation.She is given plenty of fluids. We are forced to give her laxative and suppositorie still very painful.?

Diet change: You did not give the age of the baby. It is a very common problem and you often need o give suppositories and laxative (usually miralax, (polyethylene glycol) which is effective and safe), change diet and formula if he/she takes formula, and it still takes time. This may help: http://www.Healthychildren.Org/english/ages-stages/baby/diapers-clothing/pages/infant-constipation.Aspx. ...Read more

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Baby oil is purified mineral oil? Can it be used as a laxative?

Not a great idea: at 16 years of age you should not be using laxatives at all without a physician supervision. I doubt that your physician would advise the use of any oil based laxatives. I think you would do well with 8-10 glasses of water daily, bran, cereals, fresh fruits and vegetables. ...Read more

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I am 5 weeks pregnant and have been very cinstipated i have taken a few laxatives to help me go to the toilet..have i caused harm to my baby?

No: No, however a laxative cycle of constipation then laxative use can cause continued difficulty for both you and your fetus. Increase the amount of fiber that you are taking in your diet and talk to your OB MD about products that contain Psyllium that can help. ...Read more

Dr. Lynne Weixel
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