Prune Juice dilution for Constipated 7 month old.

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I was wondering if anyone knows of the best dilution rates for Prune Juice? How much juice should I give him and how many times a day??



We have already tried Apple juice but are having no luck :(



Anyone have any other advice for avoiding constipation in the future??



Any help would be be much appreciated.

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Sara - posted on 12/09/2009

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I went through the same thing ... apple juice didn't do anything ... but prune juice might create more than you want. I switched to pear juice and it was great. I do half and half with all juices. So if you want to try the prune juice I would do 2oz prune 2oz water. My child is also 7 months and I have been doing juice once or twice a week since 3 month due to constipation. If your child is eating solids you can always feed him the prunes.

Annemarie - posted on 12/09/2009

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you should definately talk to your pediatrician first but my son had constipation as a baby because we had to put rice cereal in his formula to help with his reflux. i added about a half an ounce of prune juice to each bottle until he finally had a bowel movement. to help prevent constipation and on the doctor's advice, i gave him 1 bottle per day mixed with about an ounce of prune juice. i hope this helps, i know how helpless it feels to have your baby hurting.

Shiloh - posted on 12/09/2009

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I use a tbs or two of Karo corn syrup with warm water (or you can add it to formula). It works really well and they love the way it tastes.

Krista - posted on 12/09/2009

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When we switched my daughter from breastmilk to formula she get really constipated. We were told by our pediatrician that we could give her MIRALAX. Up to one capful once a day, but it only took 1/5 of a capful, and I just put it in her morning bottle. Once she started eating a larger variety of food, she naturally solved the problem herself, and I dont give it to her anymore.... hope it helps!

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Gina - posted on 08/28/2014

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if you can dont buy it, make at home, is realy easy takes 10 minuts, boil 10 prunes with cup and have of water, simmer and give it like juice with a litlle bit of sugar, my son loves it, he has constipation problems always, and these is and old GOOD remedy.
Good luck

Gina - posted on 08/28/2014

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my son is been having constipation problems since he was 3 month old, we tried giving him, droops and a few more things the farmacist recomend but they did more damage then anything, he keep having colics real bad, so right now we just give him prune water, buy real prunes put like 10 in to a 1 1/2 cup of water, make it boiled for a little bit, until gets a little sick, simmer these water and give it to the your kid, like jucy in his bottle, add a little bit of more water and tinni bit of sugar .
My son use to take it with a drooper now he drinked and loves it, keep it regular and happy.

Patsy - posted on 08/28/2014

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Hello we are Ira & Patsy Emig we live in Nashville, TN. Our 11 year old daughters been having constipation problems, it's been two days that she hasn't been able to go to the bathroom. We tried given her Miralax and even prune juice and that didn't work. what else can we try?

Lindsay - posted on 12/09/2009

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I have a 6 month old and my doc said 2-4 ounces of prune juice twice a day, but I usually do less. I have given her 1.5 oz prune juice/ 1 oz water once a day and she usually has a BM by the second day. If yours little one won't take it at first, try warming it up. Mine wouldn't drink it cold, but if I warmed it she would.

Mandy - posted on 12/09/2009

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I tried the prune thing and it didn't work for me. I called my dr and he said to give my baby an infant suppository. They sell infant suppositories at any pharmacy over the counter. He told me to cut it in half and wet it down with water before inserting it. I did this and she had a large bowel movement not even 3 minutes later. You might try this. I swear by it now.

Stephanie - posted on 12/09/2009

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My son started to get constipated around 10 months with the introduction of more and more solid foods. Yogurts like Activia, Fiber One, or YoPlus help regulate the digestive system. I started giving him 1 a day (and still do) and he's never had a problem with constipation since.

Amy - posted on 12/09/2009

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What is your baby eating? I would suggest avoiding constipating food like rice cereal (Use oatmeal instead), and over ripe bananas.

Not sure how to dilute prune juice, we avoid all juice due to not wanting to give our son extra suger.

Amber - posted on 12/09/2009

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My daughter (now 20 mnths) had that problem also when she was younger the doctor prescribed lactalose for her to take. Now that she is almost 2 it is a little better but sometimes even now she still has problems having bowel movements, so the doctor said it was okay to give her miralax (half of the adult dose). But you should talk to your doc first. Sometimes formula fed babies tend to be constipated more than babies that are completely breast-fed.



Check out my articles about Early Childhood Parenting for more infant/toddler advice

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Shiloh - posted on 12/09/2009

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I use a tbs or two of Karo corn syrup with warm water (or you can add it to formula). It works really well and they love the way it tastes.

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