Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Kim | 2010-04-15



Good morning!
My 1yr old boy is currently is on Nido since saturday, before Nido he was on the 1st growth, but since on the nido, he only makes poo every second day. I been told to put him on the Nido as it has the natural probio goodies in. Last week he was also heavy constipated, but i believe it could have been of the iron syrup he was on, which i have since stopped. I had him milk of magnesia last week almost every day, but you advised that i should stop. You advised last time that i should get duphalac, so i went to the pharmcy and the clinical sister suggested the Pro-B drops (not sure if i have the name correct), so we give him that every day 5drops of it, but now his poo is still irregular. And i just called home and the domestic said it was eina this morning when he poo''d? Pls advise what next.

Thanking you!

Expert's Reply



Your next step is to stop the Nido which is aggravating his constipation.Put him on regular full cream cow's milk and give him a probiotic such as Reuteri drops 5 drops daily for 10 days per month. He will also benefit from eating yoghurt with probiotic cultures.He needs to drink extra water and also dilute fruit juice [ juice once a day] as well.

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