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Infant constipation remedies - substitutes for Karo corn syrup?
Been told by some of my American friends/family to give my DD a spoonful of Karo dark corn syrup in her bottle as a remedy for her straining and constipation.
Anyone know of any products available in the UK which are the same? I suppose plain table sugar, maple syrup, or even golden syrup would be similar. I'm not sure you can get a hold of molasses here but that would be similar as well.
I realise honey would work but is not allowed for under 1's...
If she's weaned then maybe a little prune juice, but I wouldn't recommend putting anything at all in her bottle if she's very little.
Massaging their tummies often helps - use a circular motion in a clockwise direction. You can also make "bicycling" movements with her legs, which can help. Warm baths can sometimes get them moving as well.
my dd1 suffered with terrible constipation, god what a nightmare! Now well out the other side, but do get on top of it because it can be hell. If it is straight forward constipation, try a spoonful of brown sugar in warm, previously boiled water. That usually shifts things along, recommended by GP friend.
I would advise that you keep an eye on things, tho' try not to become all anal about it !
I've tried everything else you suggested already. Including the dr. Had to go private actually as my NHS GP didn't take us seriously...thought it was "just colic" grrrr poor thing was screaming in agony...
hello lulumama - something called movicol for stool softening (which worked) - and losec for her reflux (does not work). It's her painful straining to burp or make a bowel movement which still worry me (not so much the reflux, which seems quite mild in comparison to DS).
against some advice I switched her to a lactose-free formula and am finding it sits much more easily in her belly. the urgency for her to burp has definitely eased up. hope it continues...my gut (ha ha) tells me that it's been her formula all along creating the wind and blocking up her bowels...
Whatever the case may be, corn kero syrup for infant constipation is sweet like sugar, and it has been proven to stimulate the intestinal tract of the infant, basically kick-starting the bowel movement of the baby, thus proving that it is good for infant constipation. And because Karo corn syrup has a pleasant taste, it is much easier to get the baby to eat the substance than it is to get him/her to take chemical laxatives or any other laxatives that are commonly used for infants. constipation.how/karo-syrup-for-infant-constipation/