Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: MUM O | 2008/10/07

Q.

CONSTIPATED AT SIX MONTHS

Dear Dr
What can i give my baby for constipation
thank you
Zaynab

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

No medicines as such in such a young baby. You can dip an earbud in Vaseline and vey gently tickle around her anus using the earbud. You need to ask yourself why your baby is so constipated. The most likely cause is the formula. Try your baby on Lactogen1 and see if there is an improvement.

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Posted by: nick | 2008/10/07

Hi my baby is 8 months old and I have used all of the following when he gets constipated: A little olive oil in his formula, ProbFlora for babies, Purity prunes. I also find that when he drinks a lot of water / rooibos he is more regular. Good luck!

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