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How can I treat my 5 months baby from constipation? She just started solid foods.

How can I treat my 5 months baby from constipation? She just started solid foods.

Diet change/water: Constipation is common with the introduction of solids but typically resolves. In the meantime, increase water intake. Avoid constipating foods like bananas and rice and give foods which are higher in fiber. Fruits that start with the letter p can help you poop (pears, prunes, peaches, etc.). ...Read more

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Dr. Troy Reyna
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Constipation (Child) (Definition)

A condition in which it is difficult to pass stools because the stools are too firm or too dry. ...Read more


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My baby is havin hard to poo for 3 days. How can i help for this prblm. Shes bf n takes solid food.

My baby is havin hard to poo for 3 days. How can i help for this prblm. Shes bf n takes solid food.

Water, juice, suppos: It's not uncommon for a baby to become constipated after starting solid food. Help by adding small servings of water (2-4 oz) to the usual feedings. Switch to 100% apple, pear or prune juice if water doesn't help. Try puréed peas or prunes; offer barley instead of rice cereal. If no better, try glycerine suppositories sparingly. If still no better, then see baby's clinician. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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My 24 month daughter recently she was dignosed with anemia and doesn't want to eat solid foods. How can I make her eat and lose the bottle?

My 24 month daughter recently she was dignosed with anemia and doesn't want to eat solid foods. How can I make her eat and lose the bottle?

Pick your battle: Many infants develop a bottle dependency as a comfort object. Excessive milk intake cuts desire for other foods & can result in anemia. I try to split the bottle issue into 2 components.By only putting water in the bottle, they can have it, but they must go to a cup for the "tasty stuff", limiting total milk intake to 24oz/d. They eventually get bored with the bottle & toss it. ...Read more

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My five month old son is constipated. (He just started eating solid foods.) Any tips or ideas on how to get his bowel movements back to normal?

My five month old son is constipated. (He just started eating solid foods.) Any tips or ideas on how to get his bowel movements back to normal?

A little juice.: If your son is having stools that are soft then he is likely not constipated, even if he is only having a bowel movement every couple of days. The introduction of solid foods can change the frequency of bowel movements as the solid foods take longer to process than milk or formula. If his stools are very firm, adding a small amount of juice to his bottles may help. ...Read more

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My 7 month old baby is constipated. I can see her sphinx and she cries on occasion. Her stools are relatively hard. How can I help her find relief?

My 7 month old baby is constipated. I can see her sphinx and she cries on occasion. Her stools are relatively hard. How can I help her find relief?

Glycerin suppository: You can use over the counter glycerin suppositories to give her temporary relief. At her age, her pediatrician will need a detailed feeding history to help you further. ...Read more

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My 10 months daughter stop drinking milk from breast for 3 days ago, I tried giving her formula also she refused What can I do to make her drink?

My 10 months daughter stop drinking milk from breast for 3 days ago, I tried giving her formula also she refused
What can I do to make her drink?

Try again: try again the breast. Breast is best. There are many reasons why she didn't take it and I would encourage you to try again. If she is getting a well rounded diet without it, she might only need a minimal amount and you might be able to add it to her foods and spoon feed her. Good luck ...Read more

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My baby suffer from constant constipation, he is 7/12 old on breast feeding and just started to eat solids . I don't know what to give him ? Plz help

My baby suffer from constant constipation, he is 7/12 old on breast feeding and just started to eat solids . I don't  know what to give him ? Plz help

Breast fed kids: Breast fed infants can stool a little every feed or overflow a diaper once a week. If it is soft when they go it is not constipation. If stools are getting hard, i often try full strength prune juice, 1oz once or more/d.Takes about 3d to get things moving. Solids like applesauce, rice cereal or bananas often slow things down & constipate a baby. Peaces, pears, & barley are less constipating. ...Read more

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My daughter is 5 months and I have started weaning her. Apart from cerelac what else can I give her?

My daughter is 5 months and I have started weaning her. Apart from cerelac what else can I give her?

Discuss with your md: The time and order in which solid foods are introduced is best left to a discussion with your child's pediatrician. He/she knows you and your child and is in the best position to recommend what can be next introduced and when. ...Read more

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On my way to wean my 5 months baby, currently she nurses 2 times/day. I have too low estrogen symptoms. Can I still breastfeed while taking Cyclacur?

On my way to wean my 5 months baby, currently she nurses 2 times/day. I have too low estrogen symptoms. Can I still breastfeed while taking Cyclacur?

Estradiol delivered : by transdermal patch does not yield high levels in breast milk, but delivery by vaginal suppository does. 5-month-olds have implicit memory & expectations that certain procedures will remain the same. Habits or learned behaviors at 6 mos. may cause a breast-fed baby to refuse a bottle from mom. If you must wean, you may need to stay away for 2-3 days & let dad or nana introduce a bottle. ...Read more

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Hi. My 5 month daughter is ready for solids. She broke out in a rash from normal baby formula and was put on soya. What can i use to start solids?

Hi. My 5 month daughter is ready for solids. She broke out in a rash from normal baby formula and was put on soya. What can i use to start solids?

Solids: Start with either rice or oatmeal cereal and mix it with the soy formula that she is on. Then you can add yellow/orange vegetables such as squash, carrots, sweet potatoes. Don't add more than one new food per week. ...Read more

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I started my 5 month old on oatmeal with banana. She is now constipated - is there a better food to start?

I started my 5 month old on oatmeal with banana. She is now constipated - is there a better food to start?

Is the stool hard?: If the stool is hard, you have a diagnosis of "constipation." you may offer a fruit other than banana (prunes, apricots, pears) to mix in with the cereal. You may also offer a more diluted cereal with breastmilk or formula. ...Read more

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Hi I have a 5 month old baby and she has dairrhoea. What can I give her to stop it?

Hi I have a 5 month old baby and she has dairrhoea. What can I give her to stop it?

Diet: If formula fed, then switch to a lactose free formula or soy based formula. If on solids, give rice cereal, bananas and applesauce to thicken the stools. Keep this up for 2-3 days and then slowly advance the diet by adding in the normal diet. That should help. If not, then see the doctor for help. ...Read more

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My child is 11 months and I tried weening her 1oz milk and 5 formula she had diarreah I tried again a different day same thing. Could she be lactose?

My child is 11 months and I tried weening her 1oz milk and 5 formula she had diarreah I tried again a different day same thing. Could she be lactose?

Lactose is in Ur mlk: Repeated episodes of loose stools or your formula suggest baby is not tolerating that type.Human milk & regular cow protein based formulas both have lactose, so that alone is less an issue than other material in the formula. The cow milk protein intolerance may be an issue.Soy based formula may be a better choice or something else. Discuss this with your dr/food rxns should make it into babies rcd. ...Read more

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My baby is 20 months old, she has been on similac for awhile and i would like to change her formula now what should I change to? She used to drink sim

My baby is 20 months old, she has been on similac for awhile and i would like to change her formula now what should I change to? She used to drink sim

Nutrition: At 1 yr, formula changed to vit-d / 4% milk, from 2 yr 2% milk, if growth / weight normal. There are also follow up formulas which can be used up to 2 yr. If you want, start transitioning to vit-d milk; start with 4 ounces once daily for 3-5 days, then twice daily another 3-5 days, then 6, then 8 ounces twice daily. If constipation, give prune juice, extra water, if diarrhea, slow down & restart. ...Read more

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How to increase milk supply for my baby. She is just 5 weeks old. I am just breastfeeding her?

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How to increase milk supply for my baby. She is just 5 weeks old. I am just breastfeeding her?

Food and fluid: To increase production of milk, you need drink a lot of fluid, taking balanced food/diet, may increase some protein intake. But it is also varies in person. Good luck. ...Read more

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My 10m old caught a viral infection and isnt eating much! she was mostly on solids, but now wont even drink bottles. Took her to dr and was told she is dehydrated. What can I do? I have poly v should I add to diet?

My 10m old caught a viral infection and isnt eating much! she was mostly on solids, but now wont even drink bottles. Took her to dr and was told she is dehydrated. What can I do? I have poly v should I add to diet?

VIRAL INFECTION: Viral infections are self limited lasting few days to a week. If baby is dehydrated, he needs fluid intake like jello water, pedialyte, 7up , juice, etc. Multivitamins can be added. She will regain wt. Loss easily. ...Read more

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Dear Dr my baby is 9 months old eating solid foods still nursing him can i pump out milk and give him.Baby date of birth is 24th feb 2014?

Dear Dr my baby is 9 months old eating solid foods still nursing him can i pump out milk and give him.Baby date of birth is 24th feb 2014?

Yes: Pumped breast milk will be fine. It is not quite as convenient but has the same nutrition. Pumping is not as good as sucking at stimulating breast milk. He may not want to take it from a bottle but maybe a cup if he is used to your nipple. All the best and congratulations on wanting to continue breast feeding! ...Read more

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My baby is 10 month and I'm making just 2 onces milk per day I want to stop breastfiding but can you help me how can I stop without pain?

My baby is 10  month and I'm  making  just 2 onces milk per day I want to stop breastfiding but can you help me how can I stop without pain?

Breastfeeding: Breast milk is stimulated by a baby's sucking so removing him from the breast will help. Drop a breast feeding every 2-5 days and shorten the breast feeding time. Wear a bra with good support. Maintain closeness with your baby. Thanks for breast feeding. ...Read more

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