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Does Milk Cause Constipation In Toddlers
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
Fiber?: White rice and farina(the white bread of hot cereals) have no fiber to speak of. Brown rice has a bit more. Whole wheat cereal, e.g. Wheaten a, whole oats, e.g. Oatmeal, oat bran have more fiber. Can't have a decent stool without adequate fiber. In general, aim for 25-35gm/day. Lots of good sources of fiber, r.G. Beans, fruit/veg, whole grains. Lots of good info online. ...Read more
Maybe: Not if you are asking for a baby or for yourself. In general, when anyone has constipation, it could be because a certain food has affected the gut. It helps to change things around, maybe another type of cereal. Whenever constipation exists, it should be immediately addressed as you are doing! try probiotics if the constipation persists despite changing the diet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Antibodies to milk: Milk allergy is an adverse immune response to a certain protein in cow's milk. Allergic responses include dermatitis, gastrointestinal and respiratory distress, including such life-threatening anaphylactic responses. Milk allergy is the most common food allergy in early childhood, affecting 2-3% of infants. Consultation with a board-certified allergist is recommended. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lactose intolerance: Lactose intolerance is caused by the lack (or low levels) of intestinal enzymes that break-down lactose, a sugar found in milk products. The cramping experienced comes from colon gas production due to bacteria metabolizing lactose and excess water pulled into the colon by unabsorbed lactose (resulting in diarrhea). ...Read more
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
I take high fibre but drink little water. Can the diet of breastfeeding mothers cause their infants to constipated?
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