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    My understanding was that the brown sugar does nothing, it's just to make the warm water taste good so the baby will drink it. When my daughter has been blocked up, I've given her kiwi fruit, lots of water and a nice warm bath and clockwise belly rubs, it usually gets her going within a day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JR03 View Post
    My understanding was that the brown sugar does nothing, it's just to make the warm water taste good so the baby will drink it. When my daughter has been blocked up, I've given her kiwi fruit, lots of water and a nice warm bath and clockwise belly rubs, it usually gets her going within a day.
    Sugar draws more water into the large bowel (helping to move the hard stuck poo), we use meds in hospital for constipation that are just basically sugar to do just that. They don't always work on everyone.
    In NZ, the first thing they give in hospitals for constipation is 30mls of kiwi fruit purée/juice... It works a charm.

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    Thanks everyone for your responses. I will give kiwi a go because I tried prune juice yesterday morning and lunchtime and in the afternoon she developed a bad rash all over her back and chest. She wasn't unwell at all, and prune was the only new food so think I should avoid it! Gave pears twice yesterday too but she's had those before, still very hard poos today though. So kiwi sounds like a.good idea!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BubblesK View Post
    Sugar draws more water into the large bowel (helping to move the hard stuck poo), we use meds in hospital for constipation that are just basically sugar to do just that. They don't always work on everyone.
    In NZ, the first thing they give in hospitals for constipation is 30mls of kiwi fruit purée/juice... It works a charm.
    Ohhhh actually that makes sense, post c-section I had to drink a laxative that just tasted like sugar dissolved in a drop of water, I had forgotten about that.

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