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Called the doctors this morning they told me to give my 11 day old baby Apple juice an ounce cause of constipation! Now I'm scared, was this safe??

Called the doctors this morning they told me to give my 11 day old baby Apple juice an ounce cause of constipation! Now I'm scared, was this safe??

Yes: The sugars in apple or prune juice are not absorbed as well in young infants which helps them work like an adults laxative. I routinely use an ounce up to 3 times a day to get a kid unstuck. ...Read more

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Can apple juice give me constipation? I am 56 years old and have been drinking about 2 quarts of apple juice every day. ,I already suffer from constipation but I'm wondering if this apple juice could be making it worse. Its very painful. right now I have

Can apple juice give me constipation? I am 56 years old and have been drinking about 2 quarts of apple juice every day. ,I already suffer from constipation but I'm wondering if this apple juice could be making it worse. Its very painful. right now I have

Should poop out: A person drinking lots of apple juice usually poops out, due to sugars and sorbitol in the apple juice. The person will actually get too much sugar from drinking too much juice (can lead to bad things like diabetes). A 56 year-old who gets new changes in her bowel habits, such as new constipation, should be checked out by her primary care doctor (wouldn't want anything bad happening in the colon). ...Read more

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Can mixing miraLAX (polyethylene glycol) in Apple juice make it work for constipation?

Can mixing miraLAX (polyethylene glycol) in Apple juice make it work for constipation?

Miralax (polyethylene glycol): Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is an over the counter stool softener which can be mixed with water or juice. Follow the dilution directions on the bottle exactly, as most stool softeners and fiber supplements will only work as they are intended if they are ingested with appropriate fluid amounts. ...Read more

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Had constipation for 3days. And hard stool, after eating a senoko pills and after few hours i ate apple and prune juices i had a dirrehea . Why?

Had constipation for 3days. And hard stool, after eating a senoko pills and after few hours i ate apple and prune juices i had a dirrehea . Why?

Time to work: seneko pills take time to work- you may have already had the hard stools before the seneko pills became effective. By the time you had the prune juice, it sounds like the prune juice and the seneko had both kicked in to give you diarrhea. The best thing for constipation is a diet high in fresh fruits and vegetables which provide natural fiber. Drink plenty of fluids as well Good health to you ...Read more

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How is apple cider vinegar, lemon juice and honey to relieve constipation?

How is apple cider vinegar, lemon juice and honey to relieve constipation?

Poor choice: Occasional constipation responds best to a real laxative such as milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide). Frequent constipation should prompt a check for thyroid disease and porphyria; if it's new, a check for colon cancer is of course indicated. If no medical cause is found, get some good advice on diet and drinking enough water. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My son is two, he has been staying constipated and nothing seems to be working as far as apple juice and baby lacsitives what do I do?

My son is two, he has been staying constipated and nothing seems to be working as far as apple juice and baby lacsitives what do I do?

Pediatrician: He needs to be examined by a pediatrician. That's the safest way to really know what's wrong and to correct it. It's a good idea to deal with it before he becomes troubled emotionally by painful bowel movements and is thrown off optimal toilet training progress. Children can learn to avoid proper functioning and have a hard time for years. Do what you can now and it will all come out better. Best! ...Read more

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What's the best thing to do to help with my constipated baby he is ten months old I have given him some apple juice and that doesn't seem to help ?

What's the best thing to do to help with my constipated baby he is ten months old I have given him some apple juice and that doesn't seem to help ?

Call his Dr.: The best thing to do is call his Dr and go over the child's current daily diet. The Dr will want to know any issues you are having with your child and for continuity of care would be able to provide you with the best treatment recommendations and then follow-up with you later to assure all is going well. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have a three month old that is extremely constipated . Giving apple juice takes too long. Is there something I can give for faster relief?

I have a three month old that is extremely constipated . Giving apple juice takes too long. Is there something I can give for faster relief?

Glycerine: You can use a glycerine suppository, or even take their rectal temperature, and it can stimulate the infant to move, but the apple juice will help, presuming that you are not diluting it. 3-4oz is all it should take. ...Read more

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My 18 month daughter has been constipated for a day and a half, and vomitted up part of her lunch today, I've given apple and cranberry juice no help ?

My 18 month daughter has been constipated for a day and a half, and vomitted up part of her lunch today, I've given apple and cranberry juice no help ?

Call pediatrician: This really needs to be addressed by the pediatrician with a physical examination to determine the full extent of what is going on. I wouldn't even give advice over this forum as I have not examined your daughter...Which is the most important thing that needs to happen here. ...Read more

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