Posted by: Jenna | 2009/01/05


Not working...

It has been 2 months now and my LB still suffers from constipation. He is 7 months old and was breastfed until 5 months. It will take him 4 days to pass a stool if i left him (went on for 5 days once before i gave him a glycerine suppository). It comes out rock hard with both him and me in tears. I have been giving him 5 ml of Duphalac per day for the past 3-4 weeks and a gylcerine suppository every second day - this usually stimulates him to pass a stool but they are still rock hard.
I have tried probiotics, brown sugar in water, changing his formula (1 month ago), additional fluids, rooibos tea, reflexology, prune juice, prunes, bicycle kicking, eliminating rice cereal and bananas etc.

A week ago he '  cut a tooth'  - could this be related? The say that kids usually have the runs when they are teething.

Please help - i have been to the paed and the GP and both say that he is just getting used to the formula.... surely there is something we can give him to help???

Expert's Reply



Your baby really has a significant problem with constipation and I am concerned about his lack of response to treatment.Try him on a formula called Novalac IT. Start off by giving him the Novalac IT every second feed alternating with his present formula for the other feeds for a 2 day period, then only the Novalac IT.If he is no better after 14 days please write to me again.

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Posted by: Jesse | 2009/01/07

Hi my son had the same problem - he was on nan and i changed his formula to S26 gold and it started to get better. Then after 2 months it was back again - i took him to the homeopath and they were the only people who could cure him. He has never had constipation ever after that. Always good to give it a try. You can also try milk of magnesia it works very well too.

Good luck i know what you going through

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