Constipated baby

Natalie - posted on 10/24/2013 ( 3 moms have responded )

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I have a 9 month old that has been constipated for the last 2 months. I've been to see a pediatrician and she put him on coloxyl drops and lactulose but its been a month and no improvement. He is now starting to bleed and he seems like he's in so much pain... He refuses a bottle so he only gets small amounts of water... I've tried pears.. Prune juice.. Water.. Juice...nothing had helped.. I hate seeing him in so much pain.. Has anyone been through something similar and has some advice?...I'm very worried...

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Amanda - posted on 04/08/2017

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My little girl was constipated really badly around 4 months old, we started giving her Babies magic tea, warm baths, belly rubs, all that is good...

Natalie - posted on 10/25/2013

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Thanks Lori... I might try that... I knew rice cereals were constipation but I have had him on lots of yoghurt... Thanks for your reply...

Lori - posted on 10/25/2013

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What types of solid foods is he currently eating? Things like rice cereal can be constipating. It also can be a sign of a food allergy or food intolerance. My older daughter gets constipated when she eats dairy. She also gets reflux. Off dairy, she has no reflux, and is never constipated. Reactions to dairy are VERY common, and also very commonly overlooked. If you've introduced him to any dairy yet like yogurt or cheese, STOP feeding the dairy products immediately.

I could give you the whole LONG LONG story about how much I went through to figure out that what was causing my daughter problems was dairy, but I'll try to keep it a bit shorter. The dr put her on Zantac for reflux (never a mention that something she's eating may be causing it). Tried water, prunes, pear juice for constipation - would have minimal luck with those, and it always returned. Tried malt, and eventually had to give some baby ex-lax. The dr NEVER suggested it could be something in her diet. Finally after months and months I had someone suggest to me that we try a dairy free diet. I was extremely suspicious that that could be the cause. No one in my family has any food allergies or intolerances. But - I didn't know what else to try, so I tried it. Thank goodness I finally did. Now we are medication free, and healthy.

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