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Can infant gas relief drops cause constipation?

Can infant gas relief drops cause constipation?

No: Infant gas drops (simethacone) do not cause constipation. There are simply a soapy material that allows gas bubbles to join together.Failure to stool on a regular basis, intake of foods like applesauce or cereal are more likely culprets. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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How can I relieve baby constipation?

How can I relieve baby constipation?

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 more

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Does baby cereal cause constipation?

Does baby cereal cause constipation?

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 more

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Do infant gas drips cause constipation?

Do infant gas drips cause constipation?

No: Infant gas drops (simethacone) do not cause constipation. There are simply a soapy material that allows gas bubbles to join together.Failure to stool on a regular basis, intake of foods like applesauce or cereal are more likely culprets. ...Read more

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How to relieve infant gas?

How to relieve infant gas?

Simethicone: Over the counter simethicone drops (mylicon or infant gas drops). Are perfectly safe. The dose is 0.3 ml every 3 hrs as needed. If you are breast feeding take a look at your diet. Anything that makes you gassy may have the same effect on baby! If symptoms continue on the drops, talk to your pediatrician. Good luck! ...Read more

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How to relieve constipation while breastfeeding?

How to relieve constipation while breastfeeding?

Stool softeners : The safest thing would probably be stool softeners. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is theoretically safe but has not been studied enough to give it a higher than c rating for safety in bf. I would consult your gyn first before doing so. ...Read more

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Can I try suppositories to relieve my baby's constipation?

Can I try suppositories to relieve my baby's constipation?

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 more

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Can baby teething cause gas, discomfort, constipation, lack of appetite?

Can baby teething cause gas, discomfort, constipation, lack of appetite?

No: Teething has been wrongfully blamed for the common maladies in infants of 6 to 12 months age such as fever (febrile illness), diarrhea or even rash. It would be reasonable to expect a mild elevation of temperature not above 101 degree F and some fretfullness. ...Read more

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Will teething cause constipation?

Will teething cause constipation?

Unlikely: There is anectodal evidence suggesting the teething can cause low grade fever and/or loose stool. Not much support for a connection to constipation. ...Read more

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Will a glycerin suppository relieve nausea?

Will a glycerin suppository relieve nausea?

No: Glycerin is used for a mild stimulant/lubricant and has no effect on the brain-receptor pathway that controls nausea. However, if constipation is causing nausea, it is possible that stimulating a bm will help somewhat. ...Read more

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Would karo syrup help with baby constipation?

Would karo syrup help with baby constipation?

Myo clinic Recomend: Don't treat infant constipation with corn (karo) syrup. Dark corn syrup was once a common home remedy for infant constipation. However, today's commercially prepared dark corn syrup might not contain the type of chemical structure that draws fluid into the intestine and softens stool. This makes dark corn syrup ineffective for infant constipation. ...Read more

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Do gas drops cause constipation?

No: Most gas drops have as their active ingredient simethicone, which does not cause constipation. All simethicone does is break up large gas bubbles into tiny, non-bloating bubbles that will not cause discomfort. Try avoiding dairy if you are dealing with gassiness and constipation and see if that helps.Too much dairy can be constipating. ...Read more

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How does fiber help relieve constipation?

Pulls H20 into bowel: Fiber works like a sponge to pull water into the bowel-makes for a softer, bulkier, easier to pass stool. If there is too much fluid in the bowel, it can work like a sponge to soak up the fluid, and make a softer, more formed stool. Not all cases or causes of constipation are helped by fiber, so check with your doc.. ...Read more

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What's better for baby's gas and colic: Simethicone or homeopathic remedies?

What's better for baby's gas and colic: Simethicone or homeopathic remedies?

Not so fast: Before you decide that your baby has colic, first get your pediatrician to do a physical exam to rule out other causes. Colic is sometimes due to a component of the mother's diet. Your pediatrician can examine and possibly give you a hydrolysate formula. Consider eliminating certain foods. Till then, rock your baby, sing, soothe, pacify, and don't overfeed. See AAP link: http://tinyurl.com/hdwxqsy ...Read more

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My 7 months old baby is having constipation. Which is the best to help constipation? Frisolac comfort or similac total comfort or enfalac gentlease?

My 7 months old baby is having constipation. Which is the best to help constipation? Frisolac comfort or similac total comfort or enfalac gentlease?

Natural methods.: Different formula can affect different babies in different ways. You can just try and see which works for your baby. At 7 mths it would be fine to add some high fiber fruits to his diet, perhaps a couple oz of prune juice a day to help with constipation. ...Read more

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Treating old constipation through any home remedies? Constipation as old as 2-3 years, lack of bowel movements, feeling lethargic, using laxatives.

Treating old constipation through any home remedies? Constipation as old as 2-3 years, lack of bowel movements, feeling lethargic, using laxatives.

Eat more fiber: Eat more fiber, eat more vegetables, if you up the amount of vegetables and natural fiber you eat, you should have no problem having bowel movements. Also exercising should help. If your diet is more than 25% fresh whole vegetables, raw or cooked, and you still don't have bowel movements you might need some tests to figure out why. ...Read more

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Constipation (Child) (Definition)

The difficulty passing stool or infrequent stools. ...Read more