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18 months old baby has a constipation. If carry bag milk cause the problem ?

My 1& 1/2year son has a constipation problem every 15 days .He is 8.5 kg .I give him carrybag milk every the milk that causes constipation to my child?Then what kind of food should be given to him?Is Mungdal every day ok to him
Asked On : Thu, 23 Jun 2011
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Pediatrician 's  Response

thanks for writing

a child of this age should be eating from the family pot almost everything a adult has minus spices etc

if he is weighing only 8.5kg his weight is less for the age

so you will have to improve his calorie intake by giving him calorie rich food

give him lot of fruits, vegetables and improve his fiber intake for constipation

giving enough water is also required to treat constipation

dal should be present in diet along with cereals for complementing the proteins of each

hope this helps

take care

Answered: Sat, 16 Feb 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. Partho Sarathi Roy's  Response
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1st your child is underweight according to his the fact to know about is the formation of stool.the contain more fiber more the bulk of stool.milk do not contains fiber and passed through urine.give him more vegetable fruit (not fruit juice),rice.bread etc.khisri is a good option in this age.
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Answered: Thu, 23 Jun 2011
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Mungdal every day is ok,but make sure he drinks enough amount of water.Give him water at d night also,when he wakes inbetween.Give 1/2 tsf ghee with warm milk just before he goes to sleep.liquid diet such as spinach soup ,fruit juice etc. is useful.
Answered: Thu, 23 Jun 2011
General & Family Physician Dr. Pragnesh Vachharajani's  Response
Hi,thanks for query.This is a very common problem this days.Please avoid giving him any maize products like bread,biscuits etc.Give more of vegetable soups,fruit juices,plenty of liquids to drink.See whether he has got some local problem because of which he may be avoiding passing stool.
wishing him good health.
Answered: Thu, 23 Jun 2011
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