my son is very constipated! please helppp

Liang - posted on 11/07/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )

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my 5 month old son is very constipated! he was born @ 31 wks. he is currently on gentlease. should i switch to a different formula??

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Gwen - posted on 11/09/2012

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Baby food prunes or prune juice. Also, pear juice can help infants.



When my daughter was older and off formula, I had to switch her to Fortified Rice Milk because her constipation was SO bad she would scream and bleed when she tried to go. Rice Milk was the ONLY thing that helped.

Liang - posted on 11/08/2012

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thanks so much! my dr. suggested soy. but he does so well with gentlease, except the fact he is always constipated.

Mary - posted on 11/07/2012

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My daughter had the same issue but it showed up as early as 2 weeks after she was born. She got very constipated and her large, hard stool made her little bottom bleed a little when she had a bowel movement. We had to switch her to soy formula and that worked. I also had to use the suppositories you find in the baby section of the drug store. Hope this helps!

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