can i give sugar water 2 my 4month old baby ?

Agnes - posted on 01/21/2013 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My baby gal has constipation for 4 to 5 days? Im not giving any other drink except breast milk?..After every feeding give her 3ml of water.As she have constipation,I was adviced by my in-laws 2 give her sugar water.s it safe for my baby to giv sugar water?

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Dove - posted on 01/21/2013

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It is pretty rare for a 100% breastfed baby to be constipated. Has she just not pooped in 4-5 days or is she pooping and it's coming out in hard, little balls? Breast milk has a natural laxative effect, so if she really IS constipated and not just going days between pooping (which is normal, not constipation).... it is most likely something in your diet that is bothering her.

I wouldn't be giving sugar water, water, or juice at this point unless she actually is constipated and the doctor has advised this until you figure out what in your diet is causing the problem.

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Firebird - posted on 01/21/2013

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Oh please don't! Try giving her a 1/2oz of prune juice diluted with a 1/2oz of water.

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