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Does excess iron in an infant's diet cause constipation?

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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
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In brief: Yes

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

In brief: Yes

Iron is a binding substances for infants.
Try reducing the amount and speaking to your pediatrician.
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Bowel corks

Yes. Watch multivitamins and make sure they are iron free, unless of course your child is being treated for iron deficiency.
If all else fails, and depending on your child's age, you may want to discuss using small amounts of miralax, (polyethylene glycol) but do not stray on your own without discussing the pros and cons with your child's pediatrician please.

In brief: Bowel corks

Yes. Watch multivitamins and make sure they are iron free, unless of course your child is being treated for iron deficiency.
If all else fails, and depending on your child's age, you may want to discuss using small amounts of miralax, (polyethylene glycol) but do not stray on your own without discussing the pros and cons with your child's pediatrician please.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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