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My 5 month old baby is constipated. What can I give him to relive the problem?

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Dr. Hanriet Minasian
Internal Medicine

In brief: Water

Most constipation is due to dehydration.
Give him or her a little extra water or dilute his milk or formula with water. You can also try mineral oil, which is a clear oil, that you can mix with food or drink and this will naturally soften stool. If baby is throwing up, fevers, or not eating and excessively fussy, you need to contact your pediatrician. Try vaselline on rectum too.

In brief: Water

Most constipation is due to dehydration.
Give him or her a little extra water or dilute his milk or formula with water. You can also try mineral oil, which is a clear oil, that you can mix with food or drink and this will naturally soften stool. If baby is throwing up, fevers, or not eating and excessively fussy, you need to contact your pediatrician. Try vaselline on rectum too.
Dr. Hanriet Minasian
Dr. Hanriet Minasian
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Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine

In brief: Apple Juice

Full strength apple juice should clear it up.
If not better, bring to your doctor.

In brief: Apple Juice

Full strength apple juice should clear it up.
If not better, bring to your doctor.
Dr. Gregory Hines
Dr. Gregory Hines
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