how to unconstipate an infant

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Need to Unconstipate My Baby

J.V. asks from San Angelo

my 6 and 1/2 month old just started eating baby food a month ago. he eats great and loves all the food we've tried. my problem is now he's constipated all the time. m...


Majorly Constipated Four Year old...How to Help It Pass?

C.R. asks from Kansas City

Anyone have ideas how to unconstipate a four year old? She needs to pass about the size of a small watermelon. The doctor just said to give her two capfuls of MiraLax...


How to Get 7 Month Old to Drink Water - Won't Take Bottle, Sippy Cup, Straw...

T.M. asks from Los Angeles

Now that my 7 month old is eating "real" food she is becoming constipated and it is clear she needs to be intaking more water. She nurses A LOT but still needs water...



R.L. asks from San Francisco

Any suggestions for my 11 month old daughter who's been constipated for 3 days now and is in pain when she does get the chance to have a bowel movement. - She has no ...


Constipation in Infants

S.S. asks from Houston

I have a one month old and his stool is always hard and like little pellets. He was on Enfamil Lipil W/iron. I had alwas heard iron caused constipation but his Dr. sa...

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  • dark karo syrup in 5 answers "1/2 tsp. of dark Karo syrup, molasses or undiluted prune juice :) Oh yeah, and you ..."
  • karo syrup in his bottle in 2 answers "I wouldn't recommend putting Karo syrup in his bottle!! Karo syrup=corn syrup, which ..."
  • increase his water intake in 2 answers "... helpful in combatting this, but as with adults, if you increase his water intake ..."
  • dark karo syrup in 2 answers "Try putting 1 teaspoon of dark karo syrup in 8oz."
  • karo dark syrup in 2 answers "If the water/apple juice doesn't work, you can try 1 TBSP Karo dark syrup."