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Do iron supplements cause constipation in infants?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Sometimes

When a child's anemia reaches levels where therapeutic iron is needed, cramps & constipation are seen occasionally.
Full srength juices will sometimes counter the effect. It is not seen from the iron content of regular formulas.

In brief: Sometimes

When a child's anemia reaches levels where therapeutic iron is needed, cramps & constipation are seen occasionally.
Full srength juices will sometimes counter the effect. It is not seen from the iron content of regular formulas.
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Dr. Thomas Heston
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Maybe

The cause of constipation in infants can be from many causes, one common cause would be a low fiber, nutrient poor diet with relative dehydration leading to hard stools, painful defecation, and constipation.
Check with your physician regarding supplements & be careful in giving supplements to the very young as they can be very sensitive to side effects. Calcium supplements more likely to cause.

In brief: Maybe

The cause of constipation in infants can be from many causes, one common cause would be a low fiber, nutrient poor diet with relative dehydration leading to hard stools, painful defecation, and constipation.
Check with your physician regarding supplements & be careful in giving supplements to the very young as they can be very sensitive to side effects. Calcium supplements more likely to cause.
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Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Allergic to all p.

There is a difference between allergic to a medicine and having side effect to it .
All medication has side effect and usually if we start low and go slaw eventually we get used to it.

In brief: Allergic to all p.

There is a difference between allergic to a medicine and having side effect to it .
All medication has side effect and usually if we start low and go slaw eventually we get used to it.
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