my 5 month old has double ear infections and is on amoxacillian which typically causes the runs but not in his case its got him all stoped up. What can i do to help him? our dr said we could use a laxative if we wanted but that seems a bit much at the moment id like that to be my last choice? any one help? Hes not on baby food yet.Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 1:08 AM on Sep. 17, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)
Answer by Anonymous at 1:11 AM on Sep. 17, 2009
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Answer by linalinda at 1:52 AM on Sep. 17, 2009
DO NOT GIVE BABY KARO!!!! Karo can carry botulism which is DEADLY in infants. Stay away from the Karo.
Answer by Anonymous at 7:58 AM on Sep. 17, 2009
Answer by kcurci87 at 8:58 AM on Sep. 17, 2009
"karo syrup is no known fact that it kills infants that is false information."
Actually you need to do some additional research. I will post the information for you here. It also makes no difference if it is light or dark Karo.
"Should Karo syrup be used for infant feeding? "We are aware that some health care professionals suggest feeding Karo syrup to infants in a formula or for relief of constipation. Because corn syrup, like many other foods is not a sterile product, there is a remote possibility that it may contain C. botulinum spores." http://www.karosyrup.com/faq.asp
Answer by Anonymous at 9:08 AM on Sep. 17, 2009
"Many doctors still recommend the corn syrup for constipation, but this is a practice we would like to see stopped. The reason is, in recent years, studies have shown that corn syrup *can* harbor botulism spores, which are a deadly toxin produced by bacteria. While adult immune systems may be able to handle the minute amounts that could be present, a baby would be at a very increased risk. When I worked in the WIC, a lot of moms said "the doctor told me to" or "my mom did it, and I never got sick" or something to that effect. I think many doctors are not aware of the risk, as the research is fairly recent. Furthermore, there is only a *chance* that the spores are present, they are not *always* in the corn syrup. That is why many moms and their moms have tried this without any harm, but I think it's a chance that is not worth taking with your baby's health."
Answer by Anonymous at 9:13 AM on Sep. 17, 2009