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    Default Pear juice vs prune juice

    Just wondering if anyone has an opinion on either. Dd at 5 weeks has suffered bad constipation and was on laxatives.

    I stoppe the laxatives over the weekend on drs advice but continued with 15 ml prune juice once a day in a bottle. I find after she has it she gets a bit unsettled and was just wondering if pear juice is maybe gentler on the tummy and if it is just as effective?

    Also she is poohing once a day about a gold ball size of firm but soft stool. After though she again seems to be in pain - is the prune juice over stimulating her bowel?

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    Yes pear juice seems gentler

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    If you're looking for another gentle way to stop constipation - coconut oil is my favourite. I give DD a teaspoon every day and haven't had a constipation problem since. I wish I'd discovered it earlier!

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    Are you using formula? DD was so constipated until i switched to Bellamys formula and now shes perfectly regular with no constipation issues

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    Tea spoon of brown sugar in 50ml of warm water is also good for constipation and would be gentle on her tummy, if she is on formula could be the brand maybe switch and see how you go? If she is having stomach pains even after a semi soft stool it could also be gas I have heard windfacol grape something water are good and can be purchased from the chemist. Good luck

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    Thanks she is on formula. I've had to change a few times so I was trying to avoid doing it again. Was just looking for something natural to give her.

    I tried water and brown sugar. It didn't really work and she wasn't fussed on it believe it or not. Could only get 20 odd mls in.

    Where do I buy coconut oil from?

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    Coles amd woolworths have it in their organic foods section or any health food shop. Comes in a jr as a semi-solid and melts when heated up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meld85 View Post
    Thanks she is on formula. I've had to change a few times so I was trying to avoid doing it again. Was just looking for something natural to give her.

    I tried water and brown sugar. It didn't really work and she wasn't fussed on it believe it or not. Could only get 20 odd mls in.

    Where do I buy coconut oil from?
    Just be careful with coconut oil as it is a tree nut it can cause an allergic reaction. So just do a skin test before you let her drink it.

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    just a suggestion ....rub some vaseline or similar around her bottom, as it may help any pain when pooping.i know when my son was constipated , placing some vaseline helped ease the pain from the anus stretching esp if the poop is like a ball or similar..

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    That's an idea Louise41 as I had noticed it seems to come out in large balls - do you put it on at each nappy change?


 

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