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My son is Constipated and he is 5 months old...

The Dr. said give him juice. So I bought apple juice,how much do I give him and how many times a day? Do I water it down?? He drinks water but I really don't want him to be addicted to juice.

 
ktinaza

Asked by ktinaza at 11:50 AM on Sep. 16, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • ive had to give my son juice for the same reason just water it down and give him like 2oz 2 times a day
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:04 PM on Sep. 16, 2009

  • Yes, water it down. He probably won't like it if its not anyways 'cause it'll be so sweet. Just probably 1 or 2 times a day, its up to you how much you want to give him, but give it to him until he goes to the bathroom regularly.
    ABPeterson

    Answer by ABPeterson at 12:02 PM on Sep. 16, 2009

  • Thank you so much :)
    ktinaza

    Answer by ktinaza at 12:43 PM on Sep. 16, 2009

  • I gave my daughter alittle prune juice an watered that down my ped. told me too she was constipated but the other day I gave her white-grape juice for the first time and she exploded her diaper a hundred times lol so eith one would work I guess..
    Slimgirl1981

    Answer by Slimgirl1981 at 1:04 PM on Sep. 16, 2009

  • have you added cereal to his diet?

    How do you know he is constipated?

    I would give organic prunes, applesauce or pears.
    Loa1002

    Answer by Loa1002 at 1:54 PM on Sep. 16, 2009

  • Symptoms? Diet? How long since last BM? What are the BM's like? True constipation in infants is rare. It's defined as dry, hard, pellet like bowel movements.
    Krysta622

    Answer by Krysta622 at 6:09 PM on Sep. 16, 2009

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