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    My doctor told me I could give 9 month old DS Karo syrup for constipation. How do I give it to him though? Do I mix it with something? Anyone know how much? She forgot to say, and I forgot to ask.

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    Default Re: Karo Syrup

    this doesn't answer your Q, but wouldn't prunes do the same thing?

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    I found this on the web:


    The Karo Syrup Constipation Relief Mix:

    For years, doctors have recommended adding Karo syrup to water for the relief of constipation; and there have been many sighs of relief from anxious parents. Here’s how to prepare “a Karo syrup constipation relief” mix:

    Boil a small pot of purified water (preferably in a glass pot to reduce impurities).

    Once the water has cooled, add 1 teaspoon of Karo syrup to 4 ounces of the water.

    Give about 1 ounce of the Karo syrup drink to the child before regular feeding.

    Give another serving later in the day, and twice a day thereafter until the child passes a soft stool.

    Most babies will respond promptly to this method.
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    thanks! I am giving him prunes right now...the doctor told me to just do it if he is constipated for a couple of days.

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    I'd be hesitant to feed my baby basically sugar (that's what corn syrup is). I know your doctor recommended it, and I'm NOT a doctor, but I'd go for the dietary fixes first. Just my 2 cents....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ljgrile View Post
    I'd be hesitant to feed my baby basically sugar (that's what corn syrup is). I know your doctor recommended it, and I'm NOT a doctor, but I'd go for the dietary fixes first. Just my 2 cents....
    Karo syrup seems like a huge jolt of sugar for a tiny baby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ljgrile View Post
    I'd be hesitant to feed my baby basically sugar (that's what corn syrup is). I know your doctor recommended it, and I'm NOT a doctor, but I'd go for the dietary fixes first. Just my 2 cents....


    lack of poop/time betwen BM's doesn't = consitpation. The way they come out (hard, pellet-like) does. When he poops, is it soft??? if so - hes not comstipated. And if he is I'd use dietary changes to fix the problem - eliminate things that are binding (ie bananas, apples etc) and work with other foods...

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    Contrary to many of the pps, I have used teh karo syrup method. I only used it once and my baby was 6 months old. It worked great-so great she pooped out of her diaper, through her clothes and onto her great-grandmother! I used it when Lilly hadn't pooped in 10 days. I did one tsp syrup in 6-8 oz water. I don't remember which. Put the water in the bottle added syrup and shook to mix. I might have actually put juice mixed with water.
    I don't think a little bit like that will hurt your 9 month old, it didn't hurt my 6 mo old.
    Lilly had always had poop isuues and her poops are so hard they are like balls. The dr now has her on a very mild laxative that I mix with water and give her every other day. It has softened her poops up and she is so much happier. It is called miralax. If pooping is an issue you can mention it to the dr. PM me with any questions.

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    dr sears has a good page on constipation

    http://www.askdrsears.com/html/8/T081100.asp

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    First how do you know lo is constipated? If lo doesn't poop, it doesn't mean they are constipated....

    I hate Karo Syrup.... it didn't do a thing for my lo... increasing her fluids (esp milk, she was ff) and decreasing solids helped! Purnes also did the trick!
    Married mama with 4 kiddos...2 girls (11 & 6) and 2 boys (21mo & 3mo)

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