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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Constipation (Definition)

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What can I give my 1 month old baby for constipation?

Prune or pear juice: I usually recommend for babies of that age 1 ounce of undiluated prune or pear juice (available at the grocery store) for the baby one to two times a day as necessary. For recurrent constipation, some parents may need to give the baby a smaller amount daily to prevent constipation. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Is it safe to give an infant of 1 month a suppository? How often and what's best for infant constipation?

Is it safe to give an infant of 1 month a suppository? How often and what's best for infant constipation?

Sometimes: Many children become constipated but it is by no means normal - many parents use an occasional glycerin suppository without issue but you really should discuss this with your doctor and have the child checked as this is not normal and possibly a change in diet or a medication may be more helpful especially if this is chronic ...Read more

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My newborn baby that 19, days old and she keeps crying i think she constipated, what can I give my new infant baby for the pain. Can suppositories use?

My newborn baby that 19, days old and she keeps crying i think she constipated, what can I give my new infant baby for the pain. Can suppositories use?

Constipation: Is hard and infrequent stools. You can give a glycerin suppository once and see igf that helps. Baby may be crying if mom is breastfeeding and drinking milk, eating dairy. If using milk based formula then can also cause tummy ache. Baby could be colicky too.. Go see your doctor and discuss this. You will feel better and so will baby! ...Read more

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My breastfed infant is a month old and for the last few days she has been having 1-2 bowel movements a day. Is she constipated if so what to give her?

My breastfed infant is a month old and for the last few days she has been having 1-2 bowel movements a day. Is she constipated if so what to give her?

Probably OK: It is not unusual for babies to have change in stool pattern as they grow. . Also, it is normal for breastfed babies to have longer periods of time with no stools. Breast milk is the perfect baby food, thus there is less "waste" so to speak. If the baby's stomach is not distended, and he has a large soft stool infrequently this is not constipation requiring intervention. ...Read more

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What can you do for infant constipation?

What can you do for infant constipation?

CONSTIPATION: Mothers are advised to give water with karo syrup in between feedings or diluted juices or add 1 oz more water to the formula to correct constipation. ...Read more

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What to do about constipation in a 7 month old infant?

What to do about constipation in a 7 month old infant?

Get baby checked: Constipation at this age is either diet related, i.e excessive dairy intake or some reason for them to hold stools like an anal fissure, for which a proper exam will be helpful. In the meantime, u can add more vegetables to his diet and give him Karo syrup or prune juice. ...Read more

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What should I do about constipation in a 1 week old infant?

What should I do about constipation in a 1 week old infant?

Constipation in baby: I would start by asking if the baby is actually constipated. Often babies (especially breast fed infants) don't stool as often. Many people think this means they are constipated. Some breast fed infants poop once a week! if the baby is gaining weight well and the stool is soft when it comes out then the baby is fine. If the stool is hard (like rabbit pellets) then you should talk to your doctor. ...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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Does excess iron in an infant's diet cause constipation?

Yes: Iron is a binding substances for infants. Try reducing the amount and speaking to your pediatrician. ...Read more

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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

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Can Pedialyte and water be used for infant constipation? My 7 wk old has hard stools and pain since switching to AR formula for reflux.

Can Pedialyte and water be used for infant constipation? My 7 wk old has hard stools and pain since switching to AR formula for reflux.

Not the best: Pedialyte and water are used more for hydration issues in a child. You need to speak with your Pediatrician regarding treatments for a 7 week old, as "too much" water should not be given either. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Infant constipation. We have tried prune juice oatmeal and soy milk and nothing is working. Can we use a stool softener and what foods to avoid. ?

Natural plugs: Apple sauce, bananas & rice cereal are the main constipators in most infants. Peaches, pears, plums & barley cereal are usually helpful in loosening them.Prune or apple juice(regular adult, not dilute baby) given in amounts of 1-2 ounces 1-2 x/day for a minimum of 3 days will usually loosen a kid.Good luck. ...Read more

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Does breastmilk cause an infant to be constipated?

Does breastmilk cause an infant to be constipated?

No: Breast milk will not cause constipation. The frequency of bowel movements will decrease as your child ages. As long as your child is not having hard, painful stools, then there is no constipation. ...Read more

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Can similac advance infant formula with iron make a newborn constipated?

Can similac advance infant formula with iron make a newborn constipated?

Not specifically: This is an old myth that is perpetuated year to year. Iron given at therapeutic levels can cause constipation, but studies find no correlation with the level in formula. Infants may process one brand of formula slower or faster than another and any delay in emptying will lead to constipation. ...Read more

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Am weaning my 6 week old infant onto formula and he is struggling to poo. Is he constipated?

Am weaning my 6 week old infant onto formula and he is struggling to poo. Is he constipated?

Change pattern: Weaning from breast milk to formula can result in a change in consistency of the stool. If your baby has not had a bowel movement in a few days, I would advise a visit with your pediatrician. The baby's mouth and eyes should be moist. ...Read more

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Can an infant become constipated if they are on similac sensitive? She was previously on similac advanced but had to switch because of gas/ diaharrea

Can an infant become constipated if they are on similac sensitive? She was previously on similac advanced but had to switch because of gas/ diaharrea

MILK ALLERGY: Constipation is not a sign of allergy. Milk causes hard stools so you are advised to give water or juice between feedings. Try doing that if baby is not doing well call your md for advice. ...Read more

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Dr. Troy Reyna
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Constipation (Child) (Definition)

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