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Diluting formula

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Thefoxsbrush Sat 15-Oct-11 14:55:16

My friend's baby is constipated. She took him to her GP who told her to dilute his formula. I've never heard of this before. Isn't it unsafe???

mousyfledermaus Sat 15-Oct-11 15:04:30

yes, bad idea.
how old is the baby? is he really constipated or hasn't just pooed for a while and is otherwise fine?

BikeRunSki Sat 15-Oct-11 15:16:56

When DS was a baby, my HV advised adding 1 extra oz water to an 8oz feed, but making sure he drank it all, even if in several sittings. ie: make sure he still got all the nutrients.

BlueKangaroo22 Sat 15-Oct-11 15:20:31

I thought that was why it was so vital you make up feeds properly. I.e correct amount of scoops for the amount of liquid e.g, 6 scoops for 6oz?

Too much powder I thought meant constipation whereas too much water in it can cause water intoxication?
I might be wrong there, just what I have read.

Thefoxsbrush Sat 15-Oct-11 15:29:11

I thought too much water caused intoxication too? He is 4 months old. Has been constipated for a few days and is otherwise ok.

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