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Childhood-diseases

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Posted by: Anon | 2007/11/28

Q.

constipation

my 6months baby gul stopped taking breastmilk by 3 and half, she's has been taking NAN from birth till now, i give her purity cereal (from 4months)purity (variety), purity juice and rooibostea, but she normally suffers from occasional constipation, the poo will be small or big pellets and always struggle to poo, i once gave her mabele-purity (from 4months) and it also made her constipated, i dont want to give her liquid paraffin evrytime she's constipated im scared her tummy willl be depended on it, what must i so for her problem? will she ever take mabele or maltabella some time? other tahn that she is healty and happy and doesnt have a weight problem.

Anon

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

If she is only very seldom constipated you can use a infant glycerine suppository if it is necessary. Do not use liquid paraffin in this age group.

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