Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Olu' s Mom | 2008/09/01

Q.

Constipation

Hi Doc, please Help!

My baby is now 10 months old and has been consistently constipated for the past 2 months i have taken him to a doctor and he prescribed some suppository and syrup but they didn' t help. For the past 4 weeks or so i' ve been using Milk of Magnesia and it helps but the problem is if i don' t give him or run out of it he gets constipated again and it gets very bad he cries and there' ll be blood in his stool .

My worry is that now it seems as if he has to live on Milk of Magnesia everyday otherwise he gets constipated . Is there anything else i can do to stop this i' ve changed his formula from Infacare to Perlagon but still he gets constipated, what else could i be doing wrong or could be the cause of his continual constipation.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

At this age your bay should be on a mixed diet with plenty of fluids, fruit and fibre in his diet.Try adding prune juice to his diet. The formula could be a problem, so change to Lactogen2 initially and see if this helps him. He should definitely not be given Milk of magnesia more than once a day. If he remains constipated it will be necsaary for your baby to be seen by a paediatrician.

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Posted by: Olu' s Mom | 2008/09/02

Thanks Doc, HDK and LULU i will definately try those.

Reply to Olu&#39 s Mom
Posted by: LULU | 2008/09/02

I had the same problem with my boy of nine. But after the doctor advice me to change the formula to lactogen2 and prunes he is fine now. THanx doc a lot.

Reply to LULU
Posted by: HDK | 2008/09/01

I found that giving my baby Putiry Prune helped with constipation

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