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2 month old having constipation problem. What should I do?

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my 2 months old son not going motion properly and crying frequently due to constipation.
he is not going motion regulrar basis. For three days he did't passed motion.
Posted Wed, 19 Dec 2012 in Child Health
Answered by Dr. Uma Rajah Ananth 31 minutes later
Welcome to HCM!
First let me know what milk he is on?

When there is breast milk the stools will be passed easily, and semi soft.
But bottle milk always causes constipation.
Also the main cause of constipation is inadequate milk.
So let me know how often and how much milk you are giving?

Waiting for your answer!

Dr Uma
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Follow-up: 2 month old having constipation problem. What should I do? 18 minutes later
whenever my son is crying my wife is feeding according to him but even though
he is facing motion there any syrup to pass motion
Answered by Dr. Uma Rajah Ananth 26 minutes later
Yes it is correct .It is called demand feeding.!

Is the milk enough?

There is a medicine called Lactulose syrup.
It can be given 1 tsp when necessary.
But beware do not use it regularly.
It becomes a habit!
Instead you can use paediatric glycerine or dulcolax suppositoy to be inserted into the rectum.
The suppository is actually safer.

All the best
God bless
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