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What can I do to relieve constipation?

I've tried everything I know. I've given my 8 month old apple juice, apple sauce, and been trying to give her water in a sippy, but it hasn't helped at all to soften her stools. I'm not sure what else there is to do. Please Help.

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Asked by slobberbuster at 12:23 AM on Mar. 28, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Karo syrup. Add a tablespoon to her bottle wait 10 hours or so, if no poop give another one...after 24 poop make it a tablespoon and a half. Or, you can try feeding her a jar of babyfood prunes. Both suggestions came from my Mamo, she was a pediatric nurse for more than 40 years.

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 12:38 AM on Mar. 28, 2010

  • Yep Karo syrup. It doesn't cause gas and it works like a mild laxative.

    Answer by Lifes-A-Dance at 12:46 AM on Mar. 28, 2010

  • My almost 7 month old son is experiencing the same thing I have been giving home more solids little by little and there it happened hes still breastfed so I didn't think this would be an issue, ever since i gave him the mixed foods with added rice even though its brown rice its pissing me off no more rice for him period.

    Answer by Crystal8327 at 1:15 AM on Mar. 28, 2010

  • Karo syrup, or you can purchase apple prune juice. its what i use for my little one

    Answer by Laura_Cruz at 3:22 AM on Mar. 28, 2010

  • avocado

    Answer by rkoloms at 7:40 AM on Mar. 28, 2010

  • NO KARO SYRUP!!!!! Karo syrup is a botulism risk which can be deadly in infants!!! NEVER USE KARO!!!

    Stage 1 Prunes!  Are you making sure to keep up with the amount of formula / breastmilk baby is to have?  Food should be given after formula or breastmilk, not before.


    Answer by Anonymous at 9:57 AM on Mar. 28, 2010

  • NO Karo syrup. Don't believe me? Go to and look for yourself. I need to know the symptoms, last time she went, consistency, and overall diet before I can give you any suggestions.


    Answer by Krysta622 at 1:28 PM on Mar. 28, 2010

  • no karo my dr just told me that this week! He had two infants die from parents giving their children karo after he has told them not to!!!! they suggested for me to try apple or prune juice for my baby but since she has acid reflux she cant have the juice but she can have 1 glycerine suppository daily...maybe that wil help

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:20 PM on Mar. 28, 2010

  • my doc. told me karo syrup but this was like 4 years worked wonders...we had tried suppositories and such but nothing worked...after giving her a little syrup in her bottle she pooped within an hour and we didn't need to do it again after that...but ask your doctor if you are not sure..good luck :)

    Answer by mom_on_strike at 2:25 PM on Mar. 28, 2010

  • The state 1 prunes worked for him. I tried to give him prune juice at first but he just looked at me funny he will eat solids but not drink juice.

    Answer by Crystal8327 at 11:47 PM on Mar. 30, 2010

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