My 12 month old daughter is very constipated?

My 12 month old daughter is very constipated? Topic: My 12 month old daughter is very constipated?
July 18, 2019 / By Linsay
Question: I started her on cow milk around 10 months because of the formula recall and decided to just stick with it. She was fine for the first month and now she is constipated (pretty severely) 95% of the time. She will be fine for a couple days and will be constipated again without me changing anything with her diet. I started giving her Activia, and prune juice but that doesn't seem to be helping at all. She only drinks milk a few times a day otherwise she has water. She goes to her pediatrician in 2 weeks but I would really like some advice.
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Kalyn Kalyn | 9 days ago
Here are a few things that you can try: • Massage your baby's belly. Measure three finger-widths below her navel and apply gentle but firm pressure with your fingertips. Press until you feel a firmness or mass. Maintain gentle but constant pressure for about three minutes. • Some babies are less constipated on soy milk. • If you give her cereal, switch from rice cereal to barley or oat cereal, or add pureed fruits or vegetables to her regular cereal. • Cut down on constipating foods like rice, bananas, and cooked carrots, and try mixing her cereal with a little bit of apple or prune juice or a few tablespoons of pureed prunes, apricots, or pears to help loosen her bowel movements. • Increase the amount of fluid your baby drinks to help keep her stools soft. Start by giving her 1 ounce of prune juice diluted with 1 ounce of water, twice a day. As her constipation improves, you can cut back. Good luck to you.
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Kalyn Originally Answered: My 4 month old daughter is VERY constipated.?
My son had acid reflux. The only formula he could take was Enfamil AR. It does not come is soy I am sorry to say, but, it helped his reflux greatly. As for the constipation, my pediatrician told me to put a 1/4 teaspoon of Milk of Magnesia in with his formula once a day. It really helped the constipation. Be sure to ask your pediatrician about it though before giving it to her. Have you tried prune juice with water? Prunes are a natural diuretic and it really helped my son as well.

Hailee Hailee
Pear juice usually works - and it's safe to take continually 'cause it's nutritious. But give her a baby glycerine suppository if she hasn't done a smelly for 2+ days.
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Dodie Dodie
have you ever tried increasing her fluid / water in-take to work out if which will help get her device shifting? I honestly have a pal who grow to be on a Ketogenic weight-alleviation plan . . . i think of that oils like Olive Oil have been ok . . . not the tastiest element on the instant - yet possibly see if she would be able to take a sprint. wish she feels extra effective quickly!
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Carlota Carlota
If she is on solids too, I always put a teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil in my son's dinner, also squeeze fresh orange juice for breakfast. You can give her natural chamomile tea with no caffeine very good for digestive system and will let her sleep well, but don't give too much.
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Carlota Originally Answered: My daughter is constipated, what can i do for her?
Constipation is likely to happen when your child doesn't drink enough water, milk or fruit juices, or if your child doesn't eat a healthy diet that includes enough fiber. Fiber is found in foods such as cereals, grains, fruits and vegetables. If your child eats a diet high in fat and refined sugars (candy and desserts), he or she is probably not getting fiber, which may result in constipation. Also, young children with chronic constipation often ignore the urge to have a bowel movement. When a child avoids bowel movements, stool builds up in the lower bowel. The stool becomes larger and harder. Passage of the stool can be painful and makes children want to avoid having a bowel movement even more. There are many things you can do to help your child: Diet--You can start by increasing the amount of fluid your child drinks every day. If your baby is eating cereal, you can try adding a little prune juice to it.. If you have an older child, make sure they are drinking plenty of water, and you can also give them large prune juice, bran cereal, and fruits and vegetables that are high in fiber. Bowel habit training--Your child should be taught not to wait to have a bowel movement. To establish a regular bowel habit, ask your child to sit on the toilet for at least 10 minutes at about the same time each day, preferably after a meal. Make sure your child can place his or her feet firmly on the floor while sitting on the toilet. If this is not possible, put a footstool in front of the toilet. While your child is sitting on the toilet, you might let your child read a story book or listen to the radio. Medicine--Many laxatives are available to treat constipation in children. The choice of laxative depends on the age of your child and how serious the constipation is. Ask your family doctor to suggest a brand name and tell you how much to use. Start a reward program-Begin rewarding your child for just sitting on the toilet. For example, if your child sits on the toilet at the planned time, reward your child with a favorite activity. If your child has a bowel movement, give your child praise and a reward. Try not to use food as a reward. Some children like to be awarded with stickers or stars on a shart. Older children like to add up points for a larger reward, such as a trip to a movie theater. Hope she feels better soon!

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