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Is it safe to give my 2 week old Karo syrup for constipation?

I heard it helps with constipation, haven't asked my doctor yet, Any thoughts?

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circusboygirl

Asked by circusboygirl at 10:38 PM on Aug. 16, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • dont give your baby anything until you ask your DR
    and you should probably just use prune juice
    PURPULbutterfly

    Answer by PURPULbutterfly at 10:39 PM on Aug. 16, 2010

  • Ask a doctor, its better safe then sorry then asking people on here.
    mommy_of_two388

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 10:39 PM on Aug. 16, 2010

  • No. There is a risk of food poisoning. That is an outdated method.
    Erin814

    Answer by Erin814 at 10:39 PM on Aug. 16, 2010

  • no, I wouldn't. Plus my Pediatrician told me to let him poop un assisted. Is you baby BF, BF babies will sometimes go days, with out pooing and that is normal.
    DomoniqueWS

    Answer by DomoniqueWS at 10:41 PM on Aug. 16, 2010

  • ok, thank you! I won't give it to her!
    circusboygirl

    Comment by circusboygirl (original poster) at 10:41 PM on Aug. 16, 2010

  • 2 weeks old? Ask your dr first. If you are nursing and your baby is constipated, there is probably something going on that should be checked out...
    Aqua_Jen

    Answer by Aqua_Jen at 10:42 PM on Aug. 16, 2010

  • No-
    Sisteract

    Answer by Sisteract at 10:42 PM on Aug. 16, 2010

  • I wouldn't their little tummies are not that well developed to take all that sweetness if the baby were older like past a year old sure but ask the doctor on this one for now give very llittle of bottled water like less than an ounce. ( room temp) GL hope ur baby feels a lot better soon.
    Butterfly1108

    Answer by Butterfly1108 at 10:42 PM on Aug. 16, 2010

  • she is bf, tried to supplement with formula and she didn't poop for over 24 hours, which scared me more than bothered her
    circusboygirl

    Comment by circusboygirl (original poster) at 10:43 PM on Aug. 16, 2010

  • NEVER used Karo syrup!~ My pedi had a patient that his mother gave him some and he died from losing to many electrolites and he became very ill before she took him to the dr..please dont give this to your baby without asking a dr!
    jorjiegirl

    Answer by jorjiegirl at 10:49 PM on Aug. 16, 2010

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