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Infant with hard stools on switching to whole milk. Does whole milk causing this?

my 12 month old daughter has very hard stools . she has had this problem before when she switched to whole milk. i took her whole milk away adn bought her formula and it went away. tried mixing whole milk with fromula and it started again. what do i do. she passed a soft stool yesterday morning. then nothing last night and nothing yey today.
Asked On : Wed, 6 Mar 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Dec 2012

Thanks for posting,
What you will need to understand is that some infants digestive system are not yet fully matured to be able to digest whole milk effectively and hence arises to constipation. I suggest you only introduce whole milk later on and gradually with increased fluid in take.
There is no rush, just give her the formula until you try introducing the whole milk gradually.

Hope this helps and wish you the best
Answered: Thu, 7 Mar 2013
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