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What are the side effects of Neopeptine drops?

What are the side effects of neopeptine drops? Can it cause constipation? I ve been giving my son bread milk and formula ( Dexolac) from day 1. He s 2 months old now. He was passing motions 3-4 times a day first which then reduced to once and today he s not passed motions at all. I m concerned.
Mon, 4 Jan 2016
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HI,
Thanks for query under Healthcare magic .
I have read & understood your concern.
Neopeptine has digestive & carminative action & helps indigestion/ gasses/ constipation in babies.
2 months old is yet to develop digeative capacity for solid food. It's bowels are not capable of expelling hard stools. That's why it is to be fed with liquids( preferably mother's milk ),. Even semi solids can be given after teething starts ( indication body's readiness to digest .
So dear the basic problem is the feeding baby is getting. If breast milk is not available you should prefer human milk form other source / cow's milk/ buffallow milk ( Skimmed, diluted & supplemented with sugar) with vitamins drops to meet the baby's needs. Formula milk should be the last resort. Proper hygiene about bottle feeds is essential.
Please stop giving solid food like bread to the baby. Give him top feed which ever is available with due care. supplement with vitamin drops & Neopeptine drops as per need.
babies may not have motion daily with solid food. You can use glycerine suppository , in case of constipation,
Consult a child specialist for detailed advise.
thanks.
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