My baby is very uncomfortable when going number 2, and the stools are thicker to hard consistency.
I think prune juice or karo syrup is supposed to help? How much should I give a 6 month old? Does one work better than the other?
Asked by Anonymous at 12:18 PM on Feb. 23, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)
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Answer by jodi205 at 12:34 PM on Feb. 23, 2011
Drs may recommend Karo but unfortunately some doctors do not keep up with new studies. That is why, as parents, it is our responsibility to always read and research what the doctor has recommended because they are not always right. New studies, as well as Karo, state it is NEVER worth the risk to use Karo for constipation in infants due to botulism being such a horrible disease for an infant to obtain. Botulism can be deadly in infants. Death is never something I would risk when there are so many other, better choices available for constipation.
Have you tried massage? Is baby receiving enough liquid (breastmilk / formula) throughout the day? Remember to always feed solids after breastmilk/formula is offered. Have you tried a bit of juice mixed with water?
Answer by mama_l at 1:30 PM on Feb. 23, 2011
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