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my daughter ( 7MONTHS) is constipated ive tried prune juice, ive tried gas relief and ive even tried to probe her to help it to flow nothing has worked what else can i do that wont cost me much more? HELP!!!!!

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Asked by Anonymous at 7:42 PM on Apr. 6, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • apple sauce a little goes a long way but it ALWAYS helped my son. good luck hope she feels better :)

    Answer by SThompson21 at 7:46 PM on Apr. 6, 2009

  • I gave my dd prunes and apple carrot juice all gerber and it worked. If you're giving rice or oatmeal stop right away . They don't need it anyway

    Answer by calliesmommie at 7:49 PM on Apr. 6, 2009

  • peaches and sweet potatoes. You can also get glycerin suppositories, they're not that expensive. But you don't want to use those very often.

    Answer by tyrelsmom at 7:49 PM on Apr. 6, 2009

  • My 7 month old gets constipated a lot. His doctor told me give 1-2 teaspoons of Karo syrup a day in his bottles(not all at the same time) it always works, usually with in a couple hours

    Answer by OwensMama824 at 7:55 PM on Apr. 6, 2009

  • Define the constipation? Is she struggling? Or just not pooping. If struggling, back away from the solids and get her on a more liquid diet (the liquid should come first).

    If simply not pooping for long periods and then passing normal poops (not pellets)...that's not constipation. **smile**

    Answer by gdiamante at 7:59 PM on Apr. 6, 2009

  • apple sauce (not the juice tho) can sometimes back them up, cut out the BRAT foods (bananas, rice, apples, toast) pears and pear juice are good as are, peaches, peas, apricots, plums, prunes. you can also massage her tummy in clockwise circles, give her a warm bath, bicycle legs, that's what we do at least, ds has constipation problems too.

    Answer by gypsymama532 at 8:00 PM on Apr. 6, 2009

  • Apple juice works for my 5 month old.

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:28 PM on Apr. 6, 2009

  • I use dark Karo syrup (1teaspoon) in a bottle and it works everytime

    Answer by kewee81 at 11:58 PM on Apr. 6, 2009

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