Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Jowie | 2008/10/27

Q.

Really worried

Hi Doc, i' m really worried about my 5month old son he goes for a week without Poofing and sometimes he tries to push but when i check the nappy there is nothing. i' m really worried Doc cause he eats very well and he does not show any sign of disconfort or anything he just keeps on eating, he eats cream of maize and his formula sometimes i give him purity.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Your son seems to be very constipated.The most likely cause is his formula.You will need to help him to get rid of the constipated stool first by using an infant glycerine suppository once daily for 2 days. Change his formula to one of the new anti-constipation formulas such as Novalac IT. For the first 2 days when you start this formula, alternate his present formula with the Novalac IT. Then after the 2 days have passed only use the Novalac IT.

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