Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: isabel tete | 2009/11/13

Q.

hard stools

hi dr
my 18 month baby girl, she was born prematurily at 28 weeks of preg. now she is 18 months and she suffering bcause the stools is very hard and green she is takink infacare soya milk.
onother preocupation is that she is not walking and start to crowl at 15 month.
i dont know what to do, please advise me

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Your little girl is constipated and this is probably due to the soya formula she is on.Does she need a soya formula? Is she allergic to cows milk or does she have lactose intolerance? If not she should be able to drink a cow's milk formula or Parmalat first growth milk-but first be completely sure that she can drink cows milk now.She was also very premature and one should really make allowances for her development. This means that she should be regarded as being 15 months old from a developmental point of view. Allow her at least 2 more months to start walking. If she is not walking by then it would be best to ask your paediatriican to do a developmental assessment on your little girl.

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