Juice for baby's constipation

Pear Juice! helps to relieve constipation, you can also try apple or prune juice. Add a little non-absorbable sugar or dark fruit (prune or pear) juice to your baby's formula. Or just give some extra water (if your baby is older than 4 months) -- no more than 1-2 ounces per day.
Because breastmilk is so nutritious, sometimes almost all of it is absorbed, leaving little to move through the digestive tract. Stools may come only once in a while -- perfectly normal breastfed infants may only have a bowel movement once a week.
There is no medical harm if stool stays in the body for a long time, and how often your baby has bowel movements (BMs) does not really define true constipation. If your baby has soft, easy-to-pass stools every 4-5 days, it's probably OK. On the other hand, if they have a hard time making BMs, has hard stools, has bloody or black stools, seems uncomfortable, or doesn't have a BM at least once every 5 days, you should talk to your doctor.

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    04/03/14
    Beth
    Luckily we haven't had to deal with constipation too much... but when we do we always use prune juice. I had no idea other fruits were just as good!
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      04/03/14
      8Theresa Gould
      I've heard of prune juice but pear juice not so much. Good to know there's another choice available.
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