Childhood Diseases

Posted by: TT | 2009-02-05


Constipation - 3 weeks old baby

My sister' s baby constipated and she cries most of the time at night. there' s anything that we can do or take her to the clinic.

Expert's Reply



I presume that your baby niece is not being breast fed. It is very seldom that a young baby becomes constipated while on breast milk. If baby is being breastfed then she should be seen by a doctor as certain conditions especially one called Hirschsprungs needs to excluded. If baby is being formula fed then you should change the formula to Lactogen1. If the constipation persists while on Lactogen please write to me again.

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Posted by: Flygal | 2009-02-06

Hi Doc

Just read the above case and it is similar to my nephew. He is actually being both breastfed as well as he is on Lactogen1 and yet he is still constipated. It seems like he is in alot of pain and he has a problem burping
What should I do?

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