Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Concerned aunt | 2008/10/07

Q.

constant constipation

My sister in law had a premature baby at six months, the baby is now a year and five months old, and seems healthy and growing well, except that she is constipated almost every second day, so much so that her little tummy is hard. She is currently on Nido, and they feed her porridge, noodles and mash potatotoes because thats what she enjoys eating, they also give her pear juice this sometimes helps with the constipation. Is there something wrong with her diet thats causing the constipation, or is it the milk perhaps? What can they do to help her baby because she seems to be struggling every second day

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

You have answered this question yourself. Just read again what she eats every day and it will soon become obvious that your niece's diet is too bland and does not contain enough roughage and fruit.She needs to drink plenty of fluids including water and dilute fruit juice. She will improve a great deal with a change in her present diet

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