Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Michelle | 2008/11/17

Q.

Constipation

My son is 5 months old and I have started him on rice cereal last week. He has since become constipated. He is on infasoy and I have a feeling it is the increased amount of iron and soya in the cereal and formula that is causing this problem. Is there any other cereals that I can try or must I start with a veggie. I have heard of baby oatmeal, but afraid it will be too heavy for his digestive system.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Try a maize cereal and see if your baby's constipation problem disappears.

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