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Causes of costipation in baby of 8 month old ?

Causes of costipation in baby 7-8 month old? Please specify treatment and diet . We are following good water content in drink and food is also not in solid form. fruit contains Chikku and Apple.
Asked On : Fri, 27 May 2011
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Hi, This is Dr. Surya Prakash
Lack of normal movements of bowel are the major cause for the easy passage of stool.
1. Milk of Magnesia 5 to 10 ml to be given at bed time
2. JS Relax is a natural laxative to be given in the morning every day for 15 days will clear the problem

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Answered: Tue, 7 Jun 2011
Pediatrician, Neonatology Dr. Bhanu Prakash's  Response
Diet rich in fibres which means , apple without peeling the skin , banana, cooked vegetables in the diet will solve u r problem. use syp.Duphalac 5 ML daily night at bedtime for 2 weeks .
U can also try natural laxatives like 1 spoon honey in luke warm water daily in the morning.
Answered: Tue, 7 Jun 2011
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General & Family Physician Dr. M. R. Surabhi's  Response
chiku is hard to digest and may cause constipation ,u can use banana,
if the baby is on breast feed mother should avoid spicy food,and junk food
Answered: Wed, 8 Jun 2011
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Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Aashish Raghu's  Response
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Best diet for the baby is soft well cooked rice, mashed with banana, some jaggery, dals. If the baby hasn't yet been weaned from mother's breast milk, she may continue feeding. You may give green vegetables also in the diet.
Answered: Tue, 7 Jun 2011
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Dear Sudhir
Improper feeding, frequent change of milk, not boiling feeding bootle every time usually lead to constipation. Be regular with diet and timings for diet, this problem will be solved. In Ayurveda we use Gulkand for this and Rose water made from pure roses [ not synthetic ] also acts good. If the problem is acute glycerine suppositary is inserted in rectum and baby passes motion in 15 minutes.
Distilled extracts of saunf rose and gauzban mixed in equal quantity called as chawarka bachon wala is given regularly to keep vaat pit kaph in balance.
Answered: Fri, 27 May 2011
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