Childhood Diseases

Posted by: J' s Mom | 2009-07-08



I need some advice on constipation in my 7 month old baby. I breastfed her for 4 months &  then she was on S26Gold #1 until she turned 6 months. During this time she never had any problems with constipation. However since I started her on S26Gold #2 and Purity we have been having problems, I tried brown sugar, probiflora, gliserine suppositories, prune purity etc. She is now on Novalek IT formula for about 3/4 weeks. It got better, but still is not how is should be. She cries every time she has a diaper &  it even started to bleed a little with each stool. I have now started her on half a sachet of Pegicol each day. Hopefully this will help, if not, do you have any suggestions as I am really at wits end now.

Expert's Reply



As you say here, your baby's constipation problems started once you put her on the S26 Gold.Her stools were so hard that they have caused very small tears of her anus which is why you notice blood when she passes a stool. Fortunately you have changed to the correct formula for her circumstances.The Pegicol should help to soften her stools more and will benefit her. If she continues to bleed when she passes a stool you will need to take her to see her paediatrician so that a special ointment can be prescribed and the severity of the tears can be assessed.

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Posted by: REBECCA | 2009-07-08

I suggest you take your child to a Paediatrician. Pain and bleeding while passing a stool could indicate an anal fissure which requires medical treatment

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