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Childhood-diseases

Question
Posted by: CMP | 2008/01/22

Q.

Constipation

Hi There

My neice is 9 days old and is currently suffering from Constipation, the clinic nurses recommended half a teaspoon of treacle sugar ion 250ml or warm water once a day. Is that okay to give to the baby given how young she is? Is is causing major cramps.

Thanks for your help

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

I presume that she is not being breast fed. If this is the case then a change of formula is recommended such as to Lactogen1. Do not use the treacle or warm water now.

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