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Can Milk Make You Constipated
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
My 12 m/o baby has recurring constipation. Could it be her diet? I feed her as recommended. Also, she is now on cows milk rather than formula.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
My baby is 10months old and battling with constipation, changed formula milk twice already problem continues. Giving her Oberogast also not helping?
Dark Karo syrup: Give 1 tsp of dark karo syrup three times a day. ...Read more
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
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
I can drink a cup or sometimes 2 of milk a day and be constipation for 2 or 3 days this is a lactose?
Lactose intolerance: Causes cramps and diarrhea.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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
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