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constipation

My 5 month old bowels are on the hard side, is Karo Syrup safe to give to him?

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latinamom94

Asked by latinamom94 at 1:18 PM on Feb. 18, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • By hard, what do you mean? If they come out in pellets, then he is constipated and not getting enough fluid. I used Karo syrup for one of my kids a few times. Some doctors think it is great and others think it is dangerous. It is really up to you!
    micheledo

    Answer by micheledo at 1:20 PM on Feb. 18, 2010

  • yup. Thats what I used too.
    Malibustacy

    Answer by Malibustacy at 1:21 PM on Feb. 18, 2010

  • I did it but now I wouldn't because I found a healthier option. Probiotics. It's a powder that you put in their formula or breastmilk once a day. You can get it at Whole Foods.
    MLM0503

    Answer by MLM0503 at 1:23 PM on Feb. 18, 2010

  • NO NO NO NO NO NO!!! A resounding NO!!!


    Karo Syrup can cause botulism in infants and can be deadly. Check out Karo website they say NO!!


    If you are feeding solids, Gerber has stage 1 prunes. You could also water down the apple / prune juice Gerber sells as well.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:51 PM on Feb. 18, 2010

  • No, it is not. Their website says NOT to give it to infants. How hard are we talking? Can you sort of describe the consistancy? Can you smush them easily? (gross I know) Is he eating solids? Breast or formula? This might be normal.
    Krysta622

    Answer by Krysta622 at 3:54 PM on Feb. 18, 2010

  • If you are feeding solids, Gerber has stage 1 prunes. You could also water down the apple / prune juice Gerber sells as well.

    Ditto.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:29 PM on Feb. 18, 2010

  • yep...go with the prunes or a small bottle of 1/2 prune juice 1/2 water...works every time
    LoriaAnn

    Answer by LoriaAnn at 5:17 PM on Feb. 18, 2010

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