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How Often Can I Give My Baby A Fleets Enema
Water intoxication?: Why would you want to give your baby enemas? If he is constipated he may need an adjustment in his diet. That said, does he drink a lot of milk or eat dairy products? Discuss the problem with your pediatrician. He may want to send you to a dietician. There are also other ways to treat constipation.Again, see your doctor. With enemy's you run risk of water intoxication and electrolyte imbalance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sup use infant: You can use suppository for an infant daily until results and outcome i.e. constipation resolve. The OTC suppository can be used over a week trial along with diet, fluids. If abdominal pain occurs, distention develops, cal and speak to a pediatrician on staff for further advice thru virtual appt with Healthtap. Welcome, I am Dr. Ivy Fisher and available by appt if need further advice. ...Read more
My 6 week old daughter is always constipated, can I give her miralax (polyethylene glycol)? If so how much how often?
NO: Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is not a good choice at this time. Depends on feedings - if she is TOTALLY breastfed then 2-7 days between stools are normal as breastmilk is almost fully digested. Formula babies more likely to have issues. ADULT apple juice good shot of it in each bottle can help soften stool. Glycerin suppositories will help lubricate/pull water to anus. See MD soon for more guidance. ...Read more
My one year old has constant painful stools (constipation) what can I do? Someone told me to give him a little miralax (polyethylene glycol). Can that help or harm him?
Increase fluids: Most important to constipation is to make sure the child is getting plenty of fluids. At 12 months, can add a few ounces of water to daily milk intake, and if stools are harder than normal, a few ounces of juice can be added from a cup as well. Don't get into habit of juice from a bottle. Add extra fiber to diet. If persists, talk to doc about what meds may help, like miralax- can be very helpful! ...Read more
Is it safe to give an 8 month old baby Infant Tylenol (acetaminophen) every day during teething to help with teething pain & discomfort? Baby's weight is 18 lbs.
I recently had a femur fracture.So for pooping I have to use bedpan which makes it difficult to poop.Cn u tell me way to dilute my poop inside stomach?
I use a saline laxative enema in my vagina instead of my but . I no how to confuse the two and how could I not read before used . What will happen?
I gave myself a pedi-lax that you use for babies. It's a liquid glycerin suppositories. I used it and i'm bleeding from my rectum after having a bowl.
Laxatives: Most of the over the counter laxatives are based upon vegetable products and are no chemicals and are all safe to take. ...Read more
My 5month old is exclusively breastfeed and hasn't had a bowl movement in 36 hrs. How can I help him go to the bathroom if he's constipated?
Wait? Observe: Exclusively breast fed older babies often will skip days of having BM's. They absorb most of the breast milk. If he is not fussy, then watch for a day or two more Some times drinking 2 oz of water can help if there is fussiness My guess is you will have a stored up BM to clean very soon ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the best way to relieve an 8 month infant of constipation? He was 2 months premature, does this affect what I can and cannot give him?
Pear juice: 2 to 4 oz of pear juice for infants once or twice daily can help with constipation. The juice contains sorbitol, a natural sugar which is not well absorbed intestinally. This causes a gentle osmotic effect on the stool, pulling in more water into the stool making it softer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ideally you should: be able to hold it in through the night time sleep cycle. This may take several days before you can accomplish this. The longer you hold the more effective the treatment. Let your prescribing doctopr know if after a week you are still not able to go thru the night holding the enema ...Read more
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