Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics

In brief: 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!

In brief: 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!
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