January 2013 Moms

Giving baby sugar for constipation...

Have you ever heard of that? My mother in law suggested we give Chris sugar if he ever gets constipated...she swears by this!! However I refuse to give him sugar at this age. Not to mention we've planned on introducing DILUTED juice after he's a year old.

Have any of you heard of this remedy? Just curious. 

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Re: Giving baby sugar for constipation...

  • Mixing it in with their formula/breastmilk.
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  • yep, like PP its OWT. i would probably not even be able to smile and nod at that one.. i would crack up. depending on how long your baby has been constipated for, and remembering the older they get (especially after introducing solids) multiple days without a bowel movement is ok. our ped said the 4-5 day mark is when you can do action. he recommended giving an oz or 2 of diluted juice. it worked for us. 
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  • Mmm I'm guessing this goes along with the "give them corn syrup" one.  When the pedi told me not to do that I LOLed and he just looked at me and was "lots of people do it."

  • I've heard of giving corn syrup. I find it strange and feel like it is probably an OWT but a lot of people swear by it! We've only had one bout of constipation and I gave DS a few droppers fulls (I used the one that came with his gripe water) of 100% prune juice in a bottle and that was more than enough. Now that we're on solids though if we have constipation I would just feed him prunes or the like to help him out as we want to avoid juice drinking for awhile too. 


  • Nope, never heard that one; we didn't have constipation problems with DS and haven't had them with DD but everyone I know either used diluited pear or prune juice or baby specific glicerine enemas
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