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How To Relieve A Constipated Baby
1st Dietary Measures: Dr mcgraw's answer is true. But if constipated, meaning discomfort with defecation, then more dietary fiber such as prunes or vegies. Also consider if there is anything being eaten that binds the baby. For example , milk/dairy is common cause of constipation in children. Suppositoties are more a last resort in my opinion. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Fiber and low iron: If formula fed, you can switch your baby to a low iron formula. You can try 2-4 oz of fruit juice (apple, prune or pear juice) or 1 tsp brown sugar mixed with 1 oz of water 2-4x/day. Try pureed prune or pear if your baby is eating solids. A glycerin suppository for babies works also but don't use it too often. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
NO - very risky!!: Feeding baby oils like this or even mixing them in baby's bottle puts baby at great risk of inhaling the oil and developing aspiration pneumonia which could kill your baby. There are so may great alternatives to your method that are safe and effective. Don't risk your child's lungs and/or life! talk to pediatrician about what to use for infant constipation. ...Read more
Constipation in 1yea: 1 month old is either on breast milk or formula feeding.The breast fed babies have variable stools, from going each time they are fed to no stools for two or three days you really do not have to worry about that unless baby is crancky and looks sick.In babies formula fedif there is no medical reason after evaluation by the pediatrician, you can try stool softners, but most of time it is self limited. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Water: Most constipation is due to dehydration. Give him or her a little extra water or dilute his milk or formula with water. You can also try mineral oil, which is a clear oil, that you can mix with food or drink and this will naturally soften stool. If baby is throwing up, fevers, or not eating and excessively fussy, you need to contact your pediatrician. Try vaselline on rectum too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 baby is really fussy and hasn't had a bm in 4 days. I am breast feeding, could this be constipation and how do if relieve it?
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
Had baby by C-section 10wks ago. Have bad constipation& I take 1 tsp konsyl daily. I've no relief& today I had rectal bleeding. What can I do abt it?
Several Options: Try consuming liquids only : And take a tablespoon of MOM and mineral oil every 12 hours. Should clean you out in 24-48 hours. If stool in rectum use a glycerine suppository or fleets enema from below. Do not eat solid food untlil you are completely cleaned out. Avoid getting constipation in the future by eating and drinking properly. Drink 6 to 8 glasses of water daily. Eat a high fiber diet. ...Read more
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