hi, i recently switched my daughter to stonyfield organic milk and she has been constipated bad. I started w/one bottle then gradually increased it to her having all whole milk. now, she pushes really bad and i actually found a little blood in her stool. i have tried giving blueberries, prune juice, etc., to get her to go normal but nothing worked. it would always go back to constipation.
i called the pediatrician and she prescribed lactulose and said to give it to her once a day at breakfast for 1-2 months and she would prob outgrow the problem (which is the whole milk).
i had her on enfamil, but has to switch to enfamil gentlease bcause she had stomach problems then. i asked the dr/pharmasist if she could just be lactose intolerant and they said she should outgrow it.
i hate that i have to give her this for 1-2 months, but i guess if i need to i will but i just wanted to see if anyone had any similar problems
Asked by Anonymous at 11:55 PM on Aug. 13, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)
Answer by emilex at 12:03 AM on Aug. 14, 2010
Answer by emilex at 12:05 AM on Aug. 14, 2010
Several of the things you are saying don't add up. Newborns that are born lactose intollerant are very rare and are very ill. They would be considered to have a genetic disease of metabolism. They would not be able to have regular formula or human milk. A dr/pharmacist wouldn't have told you babies outgrow lactose intollerance. It usually doesn't start until around age 3 and gets worse with age. Some babies outgrow milk allergy.
No baby under 12 mo should drink any cow's milk for any reason, including organic milk. Giving milk causes constipation and can cause organ damage and death. Formula was invented because cow and other mammal milk kills human babies. Since your baby hasn't been diagnosed with galactosemia the best thing for your baby would be your breast milk. Relactation may be possible at any age.
Answer by Gailll at 1:34 AM on Aug. 14, 2010
Answer by kyliegirl28 at 10:01 AM on Aug. 14, 2010
Answer by Krysta622 at 7:16 PM on Aug. 14, 2010