My daughter is constipating, any advise on what i should do?

Aminata - posted on 07/08/2009 ( 13 moms have responded )

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I'm confused, how can i help my daughter to have a free stool. Coz she's finding it mpainful and difficult esp in the morning and when she finally does the poo looks hard. I've tried giving her warm water to ease the pressure but it doesn't seem to work for her. Any suggestions???

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Heather - posted on 07/09/2009

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At any age you can put karo syrup in her drink. It helps stilulate the bowels. You can also always ask your local pharmacist. They have different things to give children to help them out.

Ginger - posted on 07/09/2009

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My daughter has had the very same problem since birth. I have tried everything, Karo syrup, applejuice, suppositories, liquid laxatives and nothing ever worked. I finally started giving her a fiber caplet a few times a week. (I think they are Fiber Smart brand with extra calcium) She is 3 and a half now and the caplets are not made for children but her Dr. says they are perfectly safe even if I wanted to give them everyday. They have worked like a charm!! And she is thrilled not to have to get the suppositories anymore!!

Jessica - posted on 07/08/2009

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What worked with both of my kids was putting some clear Kayro Syrup (grocery store) in their drinks/food. Once they became regular I stopped but it definitely helped them a lot.

BRITTNEY - posted on 07/08/2009

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My son was having the same problem when he was only about 2 weeks old. His doctor recommended ginvng him 1/4 teaspoon of Mylanta or Maalox.

Bethany - posted on 07/08/2009

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My two year old daughter was having the same problem and with her it was because she was drinking too much milk. If your daughter is drinking a lot of milk then try to reduce that amount and include juices instead.

Amanda - posted on 07/08/2009

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if she is old enough to eat some solid foods you can also try raisins, they always help my daughter...........

Kristina - posted on 07/08/2009

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When my son was little he had the same problem. We used fish oil capsules I just opened them and mixed it with his juice or cereal this seemed to help. You might want to try changing her diet too we found that my son was allergic to different things

Rhuhie - posted on 07/08/2009

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Hi, usually with my little boy, a tsp of olive oil and honey always helps! If it gets too bad, ask about Reuteri drops, totaly natural and it only regulates babies tummy!

Liv - posted on 07/08/2009

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If you have an aloe plant use the gooy stuff from inside the plant leaf and mix it with warm milk, that usually does the trick around here. Good luck

Stevie - posted on 07/08/2009

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well you can use prune juice and apple juice or a (half!) a supository i know apple and prune juice both help um kiro syrup works sometimes doctors or some doctors advise not to use it while others sugest it but i would stick with the juice it works pretty fast the supository works in min but you cant use it ALL the time cuz they can become amune to it i guess but it is good to use when she is extreamly constapated it works better than the juice in most cases like to the max and if she is in ALOT of pain id just use to half supository once or twice and then some juice goodluck

Meg - posted on 07/08/2009

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Juice seems to help a lot! Ask your doctor first, but there are infant laxative drops sold over-the-counter that I believe babies over 6 months can have if she's still having lots of problems. Good luck!

Stephanie - posted on 07/08/2009

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how old is she? if shes a little older have you tried maybe like the Gerber Prune Juice or Apple prune? that helped with my little boy. Good luck! I hope she starts feeling better!

Mel - posted on 07/08/2009

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how old? if over 3-4 weeks you can use prune juice diluated with water 50 mills water to 20 mills prune juice and feed up to 30 mills of this per day, raw sugar in the bottle about half a tea spoon or less for a younger baby, lower tummy massgae in a circular motion., warm baths, vaseline on a cotton tip when you change the nappy, coloxyl drops, change of formula, add 5-10 mills extra in the formula, plenty of extra water between bottles, apple juice/orange juice/pear juice (diluted for a younger baby),eliminate iron from the diet which includes rice cereal. parachoc for 7-8 months plus.

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