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Best formula for my baby with bad constipation. . Already tried soy milk?

Best formula for my baby with bad constipation. . Already tried soy milk?

Not the formula: Constipation can be a temporary finding in babies. Since they eat formula, the natural assumption is that formula causes constipation. However, it's best to have the doc look at the baby and determine if the baby needs testing for other medical conditions or try ways to soften the stools without changing the formula unnecessarily. ...Read more

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One year old was on a soy formula and has been off for a little over a month. Been struggling with constipation since. What kind of milk would be best?

One year old was on a soy formula and has been off for a little over a month. Been struggling with constipation since. What kind of milk would be best?

2% milk or soy milk: Some toddlers do get constipated from the casein in milk, especially if they are also getting a lot of other dairy in their diet, such as cheese and yogurt. Soy milk is ok to give, as it also has calcium and a complete protein. He needs at least 2-3 calcium/dairy/soy servings a day for bone health. You may improve constipation with giving prunes, bran cereal. Almond milk is low in protein. ...Read more

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What is the best milk based formula for a 1 year old with constipation because of whole milk? We already tried 50/50, prunes, and dc said back to form

What is the best milk based formula for a 1 year old with constipation because of whole milk? We already tried 50/50, prunes, and dc said back to form

I just have to say,: The best milk for an infant is breastmilk. No ifs ands or buts. Beyond that the best milk for your baby is the one that works the best for your baby. Unfortunately you sometime have to just do trial and error and find what works the best for your infant. A one year old can eat any food that you eat (but honey), and perhaps adding some probiotic to their diet will help.. ...Read more

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My 1year old is constipated due to whole milk his ped said after trying half whole milk and formula if still const would go formula which is the best?

My 1year old is constipated due to whole milk his ped said after trying half whole milk and formula if still const would go formula which is the best?

Constipation : Cows milk sensitivity could certainly cause constipation and any change in concentration would not make any difference. If no problems with the previous formula you can go back to it also alternative may be almond milk as well ...Read more

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My 9 month old suffers from constipation and is on Lactrulose but it's not working? Would milk instead of formula help?

My 9 month old suffers from constipation and is on Lactrulose but it's not working? Would milk instead of formula help?

Constipation: Actually when you switch from formula to milk, I have found in general, that babies get more constipated. I like to use dark Karo syrup in the bottles and titrate to response. It is less expensive. If you do this, you need to stop the lactulose. Alternatively, call your doc and ask what to increase to on the lactulose.Obviously, add more fiber to the diet. ...Read more

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What are natural ways to help your 2 month old breastfed and formula fed baby avoid constipation?

What are natural ways to help your 2 month old breastfed and formula fed baby avoid constipation?

Constipation: You could give your baby 2 oz of water a day, or some diluted prune juice (1 oz water and 1 oz prune juice). You might want to try a different formula. ...Read more

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My baby has constipation problem. Which one formula milk is good, celia expert or similac advance or ronalac?

My baby has constipation problem. Which one formula milk is good, celia expert or similac advance or ronalac?

Partially hydrolysed: It seems ronalac is a partially pre-digested formula and there is an 'ac' or anticonstipation version with prebiotics. Check with your doctor if this is suitable for your baby to try. ...Read more