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Can a 5 week old baby have milk of magnesia?

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Anonymous 7 Sep 2010

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Rajive Goel 7 Sep 2010

Amigo Andres, it is not recommended without consulting a physician to give milk of magnesia to an infant.

Anonymous 7 Sep 2010

Thank Rajive, but every is specified on this site.-

Gracias for the input amigo

Anonymous 7 Sep 2010

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"Younger infants and newborns with constipation should be carefully evaluated by their Pediatrician. Poor feeding can lead to dehydration and constipation, and so an evaluation of your infant's feeding habits and to make sure that he is gaining weight normally is important.

It is important to remember that infants that are exclusively breastfed rarely become constipated. Infrequent bowel movements do not mean constipation if your infant's stools are soft when he finally passes one. Initial treatments usually include giving extra water or fruit juice once or twice a day. A common treatment used by parents is adding Karo syrup or other light or dark corn syrups to their infant's bottles of formula. While this is often discouraged because of the theoretical risk of botulism, the AAP reports that it is safe to do. If giving formula, changing to a soy formula can also be helpful.

Medications used to treat infants with constipation are usually limited to colace, maltsupex, lactulose and the occasional use of a glycerin suppository."

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