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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?

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Dr. Henry Ng
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
5 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Henry Ng
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Try Miralax (polyethylene glycol) and make

Sure the baby is hydrating well.
Try 1/3 to a half a lid full once a day.

In brief: Try Miralax (polyethylene glycol) and make

Sure the baby is hydrating well.
Try 1/3 to a half a lid full once a day.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatrics - Pulmonology

In brief: Mgt/workup

Since he was born prematurely, his growth is now 'catching up' and reviewing his formula and caloric intake with your provider is important.
Provide adequate fluids and formula ( preferably breast milk). Avoid excessively starchy foods, incorporate fruits and vegetables in his diet.

In brief: Mgt/workup

Since he was born prematurely, his growth is now 'catching up' and reviewing his formula and caloric intake with your provider is important.
Provide adequate fluids and formula ( preferably breast milk). Avoid excessively starchy foods, incorporate fruits and vegetables in his diet.
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