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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Constipation (Definition)

Constipation is difficulty passing ...Read more


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Why does milk cause constipation?

Why does milk cause constipation?

There can be: Many reasons where an excess of dairy products can lead to constipation, including the calcium in milk and cheeses which when taken in excess can stop you up. Try drinking 80 oz of non caffeine, non dairy fluid and this should help. ...Read more

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Can milk be recommended for constipation?

Can milk be recommended for constipation?

Increased fluid: Intake, good exercise habit, eating lots of fiber, fruits and vegetables are recommended to combat constipation. We also encourage to look the kind of medicine you are taking and discuss it with your physician if it causes constipation. As to milk in its natural form (not milk of magnesium) its role in constipation is not really prominent and I would not recommend it for that sole purpose. ...Read more

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Does otassium in the milk cause constipation?

Does otassium in the milk cause constipation?

No but calcium: In the milk can cause constipation if you drink enough milk and also eat other foods tor meds that are hi in calcium. ...Read more

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Banana with milk is constipating me, what should I eat to gain the weight?

Banana with milk is constipating me, what should I eat to gain the weight?

Calories: To gain weight simply eat more calories than you burn off. Try to maintain a balance of proteins, fats, carbohydrates and fiber to meet your nutritional needs. Increase water and fiber if constipatopn occurs. ...Read more

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Can almond milk cause constipation?

Can almond milk cause constipation?

Not really: Almond milk doesn't in of itself cause constipation. A diet low in fluids and fiber contributes to constipation. So if having almond milk with a low fiber diet, one might find constipation. If having almond milk with a lot of fiber in the diet- like fresh fruits and vegetables- constipation should not be a problem ...Read more

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Does almond milk cause constipation?

Does almond milk cause constipation?

Not usually: I have not seen constipation as a result of almond milk. Dairy can be constipating as can apples or apple juice in some. Not drinking enough fluid definitley. Bananas, sweet potatoes in some are foods that can cause constipation. If stopping almond milk solves the problem and taking it again causes constipation then for you yes almond milk is constipating. ...Read more

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Can almond milk make a baby constipated?

Can almond milk make a baby constipated?

Not usually: Almond milk is not usually associated with constipation. If your baby has constipation on Almond Milk see how baby's stool is effected off the almond milk. ...Read more

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What causes constipation in babies who take only breat milk?

What causes constipation in babies who take only breat milk?

Define constipation: Breast fed kids may go a little every feed or one bulky stool every 7-10 days & if soft they are not constipated. Most formula babies go 1-2xd. Any stool that is dried out is constipation & a sign things are not moving along fast enough. Gas is from air swallowed or gas produced by gut germs. Fussy is whatever baby feels pissy about often fatigue. ...Read more

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Can I give my one year old almond milk? Dairy is constipating him too much.

Can I give my one year old almond milk? Dairy is constipating him too much.

Constipation: When transitioning to whole milk, both constipation and diarrhea are very common. Instead of using a milk alternative, I would just ensure that your toddler isn't getting too much milk which may make constipation worse. I would try limiting the milk to 20 oz per day. I would limit all sugary beverages to no more than 4 oz per day and give 8 oz/day or more of water. ...Read more

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Does my one year old absolutely need dairy milk? It's making him really constipated.

Does my one year old absolutely need dairy milk? It's making him really constipated.

Needs calcium: Dairy is an easy source of the calcium needed for babies to build bone. They need the equivalent of 4 cups a day. If you are convinced cow mild constipates him there are alternatives. Soy & almond milks are formulated with calcium to meet that need. Goats milk supplemented with folate can also do it. You can also feed the kid antacid tablets (Tums wafers) that would do the job. ...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 consitues too mucch milk in a day that may be causing constipation. I drink a pint a day and am bothered with constipation.?

What consitues too mucch milk in a day that may be causing constipation. I drink a pint a day and am bothered with constipation.?

What else do u eat?: A pint a day of milk (whole? Lower fat? Skim?) should not be the cause of constipation. Are you getting enough fiber containing foods, like whole grains, beans, fruits and vegetables? Adequate other fluid intake? Enough fat intake? Physical activity? Other meds that can cause constipation? ...Read more

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I have a 2year old son that's always constipated I have tryed diffrent sorts of milk but nothing seems to work. What can it be please help.

I have a 2year old son that's always constipated I have tryed diffrent sorts of milk but nothing seems to work. What can it be please help.

Constipation: Milk and starches in the diet can constipate, to be avoided.
You can give mineral oil 2-3 tsp oral at bedtime and that
usually reverses toddlers from holding and getting constipated. ...Read more

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My baby is 10months old and battling with constipation, changed formula milk twice already problem continues. Giving her Oberogast also not helping?

My baby is 10months old and battling with constipation, changed formula milk twice already problem continues. Giving her Oberogast also not helping?

It is the solid food: It is the solid food and not the formula that has caused change in stool. Stools will be harder and less frequent once solid food is a part of the diet. Instead of Iberogast, try instead giving 2-4 ounces of prune, apple or white grape juice to soften stools. ...Read more

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Which eases constipation, soy or almond milk?

Neither: But increasing fluids and avoiding all caffeine and alcohol will help. ...Read more

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My breast milk dauther 9 months having a constipation?

My breast milk dauther 9 months having a constipation?

Dark Karo syrup: Give 1 tsp of dark karo syrup three times a day. ...Read more

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Can oatmeal, sugar, and milk cause constipation?

Can oatmeal, sugar, and milk cause constipation?

Constipation: Some foods pull water into the stool (like prunes) and some foods remove water (like cereals and rice). To prevent constipation -- if you are otherwise well -- make sure you are taking in enough fluids and plenty of fruits and vegetables. Fluids in foods, tea, coffee, and water all count, but to be healthy, limit your intake of sugary drinks and alcohol. ...Read more

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Does drinking warm milk make the constipation softer?

Does drinking warm milk make the constipation softer?

Not necessarily: Remember in some people dairy, including milk, can actually make constipation worse. ...Read more

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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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I have slow transit constipation. Milk of Mg works but it makes me gag. The Mg tablets have no impact. Why is that?

I have slow transit constipation. Milk of Mg works but it makes me gag. The Mg tablets have no impact. Why is that?

Need to be chewed.: MOM works as an osmotic laxative, it works by causing water to enter the lumen of the intestine to balance it's osmolality. Either the dose of MOM pills is not comparable to the dose of liquid that you have used, or else the tables are remaining intact, so there is less surface area to have an osmotic effect of pulling water into the intestine to loosen you BM's ...Read more

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My children are constipated constantly, 1 & 3. I add benfiber milk and it seems to help some. Both were on soy as baby, help?

My children are constipated constantly, 1 & 3. I add benfiber milk and it seems to help some. Both were on soy as baby, help?

Hard age to work wth: Constipation occurs if digestive debris moves too slowly thru the gut, has excessive moisture extracted &/or the kid decides to skip poos. Foods like apples, pasta, breads slow transit while juices speed it. Most parents stop rx too soon.Fiber or MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) taken daily are fine for months at a time. A simple rx rule is to rx for twice the duration of the pbm. Recurrence is common until kid decides to help. ...Read more

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Hi, my 2 yr old baby is having constipation. Should I try other brand of milk? Is yoghurt ok for her? How often should I give her. Thanks

Constipation: Give extra fluid, oatmeal cereal, vegetable and more fiber in food, some prune juice. Avoid fatty, oil fried food.
2 year and above, usually gets 2% milk. Reduce milk intake for few days, yogort can be given.
If not better, use miralax, (polyethylene glycol) 2 teaspoonful with 8 ounces of water, milk or juice 1-2 times daily. Another choice is mineral oil, 1-2 teaspoonful 1-2 times daily with food. Talk to her md. ...Read more

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Love whole milk. Eat cereal in am. When I drink1 extra cup I suffer constipation. Why? Normal diet. Prior to the extra cup I went every day.

Love whole milk. Eat cereal in am. When I drink1 extra cup I suffer constipation. Why? Normal diet. Prior to the extra cup I went every day.

No fiber: Whole milk is good for baby cows, but not too healthy for adults. One reason is that it is 100 % digested and absorbed (unless lactose intolerant). When that happens it sucks the fluid out of the colon along with it. It has 0% fiber. When you have it with your cereal you are getting fiber which holds fluid. Besides whole milk has 160 calories in 8 oz. Drink sugar free almond milk, 30 calories. ...Read more