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How do you keep a baby from gettting contipated?

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MorganStout2008

Asked by MorganStout2008 at 5:06 PM on Feb. 8, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Breast fed? Formula fed? On solids?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:08 PM on Feb. 8, 2011

  • all the time formula or just breastmilk, and sometimes if it's needed switch to the non-milk type of formula, like soy, or ricemilk, but ask a pediatrician to ok it all on paper first.

    Don't give extra food or start to feed yet until about 7-8 months of age, it's not time for the digestion of any solids and it will constipate.
    So for now just do the usual formula
    if necessary add a bit of prune juice later after OR before feeding formula.

    Make a switch- over to a different brand but non- milk if it's caused by the lactose the real milk contains.
    coffeeyum

    Answer by coffeeyum at 5:11 PM on Feb. 8, 2011

  • It is normal for a breastfed baby to go more than a week without a bowel movement
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 6:06 AM on Feb. 9, 2011

  • Apple juice, if hes old enough to have it.
    nat375

    Answer by nat375 at 8:39 AM on Feb. 9, 2011

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