Question by  Church (72)

What is a good infant constipation formula?


Answer by  Taytotot (314)

When my daughter was constipated the doctor recommended Pear of Prune juice. Gerber makes a pear and an apple prune juice. Make sure to dilute the juices with some water. It is not recommended that you give an infant any type of medication. If the juice doesn't work and you baby stil appears to be having trouble call your doctor.


Answer by  brandi10 (816)

If your infant is frequently constipated, avoid any soy formula product. One of the major side effects of soy is constipation. Try a hypoallergenic formula or one that has partially digested proteins that are easier on the tummy and digestive system. Most of these are marked Gentle and most all major formula companies offer a gentle and hypoallergenic formula.


Answer by  sarah1967 (626)

It is not necessarily what is the best formula they make all kinds of formulas for different reasons. What usually makes infants constipated is the amount of iron they get. You should check with your doctor but he will probably tell you to use formula with low iron.


Answer by  brandi10 (816)

Any formula marked as gentle is usually good for infant constipation. These formulas usually have partially digested proteins that help the tummy.


Answer by  Rose (6804)

Good Start formula is the gentelest on a babies stomach and is often the easiest to digest. Always talk with your doctor about changes.


Answer by  diva25 (4016)

You can give them a little prune juice. I would ask a ped how much, but I have heard that it works really well.


Answer by  amber33 (1941)

If your infant is constipated and you need to help I would recommend apple juice it is safe and they will go to the bathroom very quickly.


Answer by  kgrim (510)

Nutramigen from Enfamil works good for the baby's degestive health. It is also commonly used for constipation in babies. There is also the option of prune juice. If you are unable to find plain prune juice in the babyfood isle try diluting regular prune juice ounce for ounce depending on your infants age.

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