Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Fay | 2011/06/13

Q.

Constipation in 1 Month baby

hi Doc,

please advice what can i use for a constipated one month old baby that is breast fed.

thank you.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

It is very unusual for purely breastfed babies to be constipated and one should ask why this is happening. Sometimes this is due to a problem with the nerve supply to the last part of the bowel causing a condition known as Hirschsprung's disease. Please ask your paediatrician to see your baby.

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