My son just switched to cows milk and is very constipated

Amanda - posted on 01/19/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )

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HI, my name is Amanda and my son has always had problem with constipation on formula but now we just switched him to cows milk and he is very constipated. We have tried apple,prune juice,kayro syrup and nothing worked. I feel so helpless in this subject any help would be great!

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Jennifer - posted on 01/25/2010

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We also went thru that when the girls were taking in alot of dairy so what we started doing is giving them pears and pear juice everyday and that has been a lifesaver. Try that and also apple juice punch from wal-mart it is 100% juice and it really works. if nothing else get him the fleet strips to get him going then start on the pears. hope this helps

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when my boy was a baby, he had problems pooping. I boiled up some FIGS (few minutes) and then blended them up, add a bit of applesauce. always did the trick. Also, water enemas with a bulb syringe works, when baby is really constipated. (Definitely not used all the time!)

Robin - posted on 01/19/2010

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Be sure to also give him water in between milk bottles. Fresh fruits blended or mashed up will also aide in passing easier.

Alicia - posted on 01/19/2010

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Have you switched slowly or all at once? If you have done it all at once, I'd cut back on the milk and add it more slowly. If you are doing it slowly, just keep at it as slowly as his system needs. Once you see his is more normal, increase slowly--one bottle at a time. And keep up with the prune juice, etc, it will likely help in time.

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