Childhood Diseases

Posted by: sidwell | 2012/04/15



My child is only one month old. he has a problem of consipation a friend advised me to get Phipps milk of magnesia, now its for children over 12 months. It means he is still young to use Phipps. May you please advise me what can I get for my baby.

Expert's Reply



Do not give your baby this medicine. You need to find out why your baby of only one month is constipated. Are you breast feeding him, because breast fed babies are not usually constipated? If he is on a formula change the formula to Lactogen 1.

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Posted by: faith gabela | 2012/07/09

My baby its two mnth now and ever since she was born when she pooh she cries in away that u could see that she''s in pains.I''ve been giving her Phipp''s milk of magnesia since she waz two weeks but lot of people they warning not to give the baby Phipps cause its not right for the baby.I have tried rooibos tea for babies,plain warm water its not working,now I''m confused please help

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