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05-27-2011, 09:39 AM
Isabella was doing really well with her feedings even with the pmv. We started her on Boost Kid Essential and Duocal and everything went downhill. She had a bad reaction to the Boost to the point where she had an allergic reaction to pampers of all things and she has never done that. Somehow last week she got a lot of Duocal (like 700 calories worth) and now she is constipated and won't eat anything. We tried flushing her g-tube with apple and grape juice and nothing really seemed to happen and I am not sure what to do. What has worked for you to relieve constipation and get things moving again and maybe even clear things out?
Sweet Harrison's mommy
05-27-2011, 11:37 AM
My son is a little younger (almost 7 months), but we sometimes have to give him infant suppositories. We have also tried warming up 100% prune juice and flushing 15-20 mls at a time, and that has done the trick in the past as well.
05-27-2011, 01:01 PM
Infant suppositories (I would cut them in half). Sometimes the little extra stimulation worked miracles.
MiraLAX. You could start with 1/2 capful and go from there. Do you have a pediatric gastroenterolgist? They would be able to help you further, as would your pediatrician. I would contact one of them (whoever is easiest) to get the appropriate dosing, and perhaps even a prescription, for the MiraLAX.
05-27-2011, 03:01 PM
We had Miralax, suppositories and enemas but my favorite was 2 ounces of warm prune juice with 2 tablespoons Phillips w/ Mineral Oil through the g-tube. It usually worked in under an hour! We usually didn't have to use anything else.
05-27-2011, 09:35 PM
if there is a plug, then the fleet baby liquid glycerine is the way to go. It works in 5 minutes. So put the diaper on quick. :)
prune juice or miralax will keep it soft.
05-28-2011, 11:53 AM
We give my daughter Miralax every day. We mix a capful in 8 ounces of water and then give about 3 ounces per day. We keep it in the fridge. It is great stuff.
05-28-2011, 02:27 PM
I have tried everything. The only thing that always works is Little Tummies laxative found in the baby aisle.
05-29-2011, 11:03 AM
try pear juice, it works great.
05-30-2011, 06:15 PM
Prune juice has worked great for Bradley!
06-01-2011, 08:58 PM
prune juice fans here or dried apricots. no bananas they constipate
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