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Small child, constipation, hard stools. Taking augmentin for viral infection. Cure for constipation?

My baby is having constipation she is 7 months old now. At first when we intorduced solid food she was ok, bowel movement was OK as well. She had viral infection in which the doctor prescribed her augmentin for 7 days... after 1 week she started to have constipation and hard bowel movement. I want to check what is causing the constipation knowing that when we firstly intorduced solid food she had no bowel movement problems?
Asked On : Tue, 12 Feb 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Feb 2013
Thank you for your query on Healthcare Magic,
Constipation in your child may be due to less fiber diet.
Try to give mashed vegetables, mashed fruits to increase dietary fiber in the diet.
Give water along with solid diet and often.
Continue breastfeeding.
If the stool is still hard you can give sugar water of lactulose syrup in prescribed dosage.
Hope I have answered your query.
Answered: Wed, 13 Feb 2013
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thanks for writing to health care magic

this constipation could be related to diet........

add more fibre food to the diet

like fresh vegetables, green leafy vegetables, fruits, whole wheat etc...............

reduce on processed food

give him sufficient water to drink

if there is no improvement may be lactulose may be added temporarily after getting him examined by a pediatrician

take care
Answered: Wed, 13 Feb 2013
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