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Change in diet, from Nan1 to cows milk. Constipation. Due to cow milk?

my nephew is given nan 1 since birth. he has completed five month. for last 4 days he has been given cow milk along with nan1. suddenly he is facing constipation . earlier he has tendency to potty in a interval of 2-3 days but not constipation. he is having fruit juice but not ceralac. is the constipation is due to cow milk?
Asked On : Thu, 7 Mar 2013
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Yes you are right ,the constipation is due to cow milk.
Cow milk is not recommended as a main drink or food in the first year of life.
1/-Young infants cannot digest cow’s milk as completely or easily as they digest formula.
2/-Also, cow’s milk contains high concentrations of protein and minerals, which can stress a newborn’s immature kidneys and cause severe illness at times of heat stress, fever, or diarrhea. 3/-Cow’s milk lacks the proper amounts of iron, vitamin C, and other nutrients that infants need. 4/-It may even cause iron-deficiency anemia in some babies, since cow’s milk protein can irritate the lining of the stomach and intestine, leading to loss of blood into the stools.
For these reasons a baby should not receive any regular cow’s milk for the first twelve months of life.
Hope you find the information useful.
Answered: Sun, 31 Mar 2013
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