Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Nini | 2013-01-20



I have a 5 week old son. He was on Infacare from birth but after a while I had a feeling that the formula wasn''t substantial enough for him so I decided to change him to Nan, as this is what we used with my daughter. His tummy was working beautifully on the Infacare - at times I even thought he had diarrhea because it was going so often. But since I changed him to Nan approximately 2 weeks ago, he has been severely constipated. I was advised by a pediatric nurse at Dischem to give him sugar water (brown sugar) but I haven''t really seen a difference. I was then advised to give him Lacson and that seems to help, but it only makes him go once. It hasn''t really resolved the problem. He cramps terribly, it seems as though he is trying to push the whole time. He looks like he''s in pain most of the time. When he does eventually go then it''s a tiny amount and it''s hard.

Where to from here? Do I need to change his formula again? I was told to consider changing his formula to Similac but it is ridiculously expensive. Should I continue with the Lacson syrup? Anything else I can try? He really is such a good baby otherwise, I just wish I knew how to help the poor little thing...

Expert's Reply



Your baby seemed to do very well on the Infacare formula. You felt that he was not satisfied on this formula, but was he gaining weight well while on the Infacare? You can try him on Lactogen1 which is a good formula for hungry babies as well as a good formula for babies who are constipated. Your baby is very constipated and giving such a young baby Lacson every day is certainly not to be recommended. If his constipation problem does not stop once he is on Lactogen please let me know.

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