4 month constipation

Ashley - posted on 03/12/2014 ( 1 mom has responded )




Called my son dr because he is grunting in discomfort, his stool was kinda hard very unusual from his loose poo. Doc told me to do prune juice (1oz with 1oz water) the prune juice made his stool loose but the next day he was still grunting. So me and my husband tried Karo corn syrup (1oz with 1oz.water) still the same outcome as the prune juice. He is formula fed so I'm thinking should I change formula? He was doing fine on this brand but idk what to do because he is grunting everyday almost.


Constance - posted on 03/13/2014




Formula does have a large amount of iron in it. It can and does cause constipation in some children. You could alternate the normal formula with the same formula brand with low or no iron. Also, my daughter had extreme constipation issues. I resulted to giving her half a suppository daily to keep her stools soft. Once I got the best mix of formulas with and without iron down, I no longer needed the suppositories.

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