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    Default constipated 8 month old

    Hi everyone! I need your constipation remedies. My little guy has been pretty bound up lately, and the past week has been the worst. I have been trying to give him lots of fruits, and I cut out the cereal and the bananas, but no improvement. Are apples constipating? Thanks for any advice, I'm not sure when it's necessary to call the DR either.
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    Default Re: constipated 8 month old

    Hi! I have heard that applesauce is constipating, however plain cooked apples are not - something about the pectin amount being different. Have you tried giving him prunes or plums? Those seemed to help my LO...

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    Default Re: constipated 8 month old

    Pear juice helps my DS a lot. Apricots work well and I have also had to give him Lil' Tummies (per my ped) laxative on occasion.
    Loving mama to S - 11/06, and F - 1/09

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    Default Re: constipated 8 month old

    apple juice seems to make lo's poo, def try some prunes. maybe adding some flax would help, too! i think lyn uses flax alot in cooking, maybe she has some ideas....
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    Default Re: constipated 8 month old

    hmmm, I cook the apples and puree them. Would that be just regular apples or apple sauce?

    I have some pear juice, should I try that?
    Amber, mama to

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    Default Re: constipated 8 month old

    Yeah go ahead give him pear juice, that would be perfectly fine.

    Also a peach is good idea, I remmebr they r 4 Ps' that help with the poop, pears, peach, prunes...hmmm cant remmeber the 4th one..

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    Default Re: constipated 8 month old

    pinapple? I don't know the 4th either..
    peas?
    dr sears has some good info on his web site
    http://www.askdrsears.com/html/8/T081100.asp
    http://www.askdrsears.com/html/4/t041500.asp

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    Default Re: constipated 8 month old

    I also know other people that have given their little ones some pureed pears to help constipation.

    How did it work?

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    Default Re: constipated 8 month old

    Well I wanna know what does his constipation look like. Now, I dont mean his actualy poo's but what you feel is constipation. if his poo's are not hard/ pellet like, it's not consipation. Mind you the "P" foods will not hurt him, obviously, but if its not true consipation, there's no need for worry, mama


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    Default Re: constipated 8 month old

    I spoke to the doctor yesterday regarding constipation. She recommended 1/2 oz prune juice mixed with 1/2 oz. water. If he refuses prune juice, then try apple juice. Do this 3 times a day. If nothing changes, then try 1 oz. to 1 oz. the next day.

    DS refused to take the juice and water mixture through a bottle or sippy cup though.

    Instead I made pureed apples (not applesauce) and mixed it with some prune juice and fed by spoon. He took it this way, and it seems to be helping. I'm going to continue with it today though just to make sure.

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