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    Default Constipated 7 month old. How much sugar water/prune juice to give?

    My 7 months has been constipated for a few days. She is bf and has some water with her meals. Her diet is still mainly fruit and veg.

    I have read about giving brown sugar in water, but what quantity? And prune juice, can you buy this in the shops and is it quite a pure product? Don't want to give her something with tons of sugar, preservatives etc in it

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    I never did the prune juice or brown sugar thing, I just gave pureed pears with every meal for a few days and avoided bananas (bananas constipated all my kids), also breastmilk is a natural laxative so try upping feeds and that may help too.

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    I know for FF you put one small teaspoon of sugar in each bottle but only up to 24hrs.... Then you have to stop. I've the "recipe" for making your own prune juice, let me just finish putting madam to bed and I'll double check the book for you but I'm pretty sure it's 12 prunes to 600ml water, in a saucepan. Gently cook, once water is adequately dark brown strain out the prunes and dilute the "juice" 50/50 with water. Book said to start with 30ml prune juice/30ml water and work out from that if you need to adjust to more or less. I think I started dd on 20/20 as I didn't want an explosion!

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    As you may or may not know (I have posted about this since dd was born) we have had issues with her. I also didn't want her on any medication or anything with sugar etc.

    Our paed said not to bother with the brown sugar after 8 weeks because it doesn't have as good of an effect.

    Prune juice wasn't much help for us but if you add 10mls to 30mls of water it may help. You can gradually increase the prune juice until it makes your LO go.

    The paed told us to start her on solids giving her pureed pears and prunes. Any of the 'P' fruits are really good. Pears, prunes, peaches, plums etc. Kiwi fruit is also awesome. Stay away from the 'ABC' foods...apples/applesauce, bananas, cereals.

    I wasn't a fan of her eating fruit constantly because of the sugar thing, so we started feeding her spinach, broccoli, peas, pear and that works a treat.

    Hope it helps.

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    Just give her a prune to suck on.

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    As PPs have said - avoid eating too many bananas, and try kiwi fruit. Works for us.

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    I used to mix prunes and pears (i part prune, 3 parts pear) and it usually only took 1 serve. just have to puree it first...

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    I used to give my DS 10ml prune juice with 40ml water. I did it every morning about 2hrs after his morning feed

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    I was told by my baby health nurse 1tsp brown sugar dissolved in 30mls of water.


 

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