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Which eases constipation, soy or almond milk?

Which eases constipation, soy or almond milk?

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

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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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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Is it okay to switch from whole milk to soy milk?My son has been having constipation for a while now and iam very worried. Help

Is it okay to switch from whole milk to soy milk?My son has been having constipation for a while now and iam very worried. Help

Avoid soy: Soy "milk" is highly processed and is not good to consume - by anybody. You didn't mention how old your son is. If he is an infant he needs a properly balanced substitute if you can't breast feed him. If older he may not even need milk. You may want to consider goat milk if cow dairy is giving him problems. Remember that children need fat for brain development. Stay away from low fat foods. ...Read more

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Is it possible that the organic soy milk i'm consuming is constipating me also what are some foods you recommend eating for constipation relief?

Is it possible that the organic soy milk i'm consuming is constipating me also what are some foods you recommend eating for constipation relief?

Soy milk: Soy milk is constipating. Increase fruits and vegetables, nuts, figs, and dates. Increas high fiber cereals and decrease milk and milk products. ...Read more

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Newborn with a streak of blood in his stool. after suffering from sever constipation we switched to soy and he had a rectal exam yesterday. Thouhts?

Newborn with a streak of blood in his stool. after suffering from sever constipation we switched to soy and he had a rectal exam yesterday. Thouhts?

Almost certainly an: anal fissure, which requires no therapy. Commonly caused by both constipation and rectal examination. If constipation. gone (meaning hard stool), should resolve soon. ...Read more

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Is constipation on a 5w old enough reason to run to the doctor? Baby strains and cries when pushing the stools. Clay consistency on soy formula.

Is constipation on a 5w old enough reason to run to the doctor? Baby strains and cries when pushing the stools. Clay consistency on soy formula.

Clay consistency: is not really constipation. Your baby is still adjusting to life and feels discomfort when this happens. Crying for help and expressing his feelings. Discuss with your pediatrician if this persist. May need to change formula, offer some water in between feelings. Help him push the stools out by pulling his legs up against abdomen and massaging gently below the navel. ...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