Posted by: Monicas | 2004/02/20



Dear Doc
My baby is 3 weeks old and is terribly constipated. On wednesday I took him to the GP who gave him an enema and a whole lot of dark green stools shot out followed by soft yellow stools. He was fine after that, but since wednesday he has not passed a stool again and is very restless. He is on S26 Gold formula, 75ml every 3 hours and has boiled water every now and again in between should he be thirsty. What can I do about this as I am at my wits end?

Expert's Reply



The treatment of constipation is not an enema. An enema is only an emergency measure and your child will require maintenance treatment e.g. lactulose syrup and further investigation if it is indicated. Your local paediatrician may be the person to contact.

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Posted by: Tania | 2004/02/23

Try Dufalex, it worked for me - and it's cheap.

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