If the baby’s constipation is persistent, it is easily treated. I recommend Miralax® or a generic version, the same medication that an adult would use. Once or twice a day, you can dissolve a teaspoon or two in an ounce or so of water or the baby’s milk, and give it to the baby in a bottle, syringe or spoon.
Is Miralax safe for babies?
Miralax is a very good stool softener for children ages 6 months and up. It works by bringing more water into the colon, softening the stool and making it easier to pass. It is very safe and is not habit forming.
Why is Miralax bad for babies?
However, one commonly prescribed laxative medication, MiraLAX, has been the focus of significant parental apprehension due to concerns that its active ingredient, polyethylene glycol 3350 (PEG 3350), may be linked to tremors, tics, obsessive-compulsive behaviors and aggression in children following its use.
How much Miralax do you give an infant?
The starting Miralax dose for children ages 1-5 years is 1 teaspoon per year of age daily. (For example, a 3 year old child would get 3 teaspoons of Miralax.) This dose can then be increased or decre teaspoon every third day until the child is having daily soft stools.
How much Miralax do you give a 2 month old?
Miralax 0.4-1 g/kg/daily for 2 months. Miralax 0.4-1 g/kg/daily for 2 months.
What can I give my child instead of Miralax?
Here’s what I think: Miralax and its generic equivalents are generally safe, but there are alternatives, such as lactulose and magnesium citrate, that work well for most kids and pose no safety concerns in recommended doses.
Can a 2 month old have a suppository?
If your baby is struggling, it’s been a few days since his or her last bowel movement, and dietary changes haven’t been effective, it might help to place an infant glycerin suppository into your baby’s anus. However, glycerin suppositories are only meant for occasional use.
How do I wean my baby off miralax?
If the Miralax is stopped prematurely, the stools quickly back up again. Most kids need 6-12 months of regular Miralax use. This regular use generally starts 1-2 times/day, but can wean down to a few times per week if they eat enough high fiber foods, drink enough water, and take the time to sit on the toilet daily.
How do I make my child poop fast?
Diet and Hydration – Adding fiber to kids’ diets can do wonders. Prune juice is effective to prompt bowel movements, and drinking lots of water not only helps kids get regular, but stay regular. Relaxation – When kids can relax, it’s easier to poop.
What is an alternative to miralax?
MiraLAX. lactulose (a non-absorbable sugar) magnesium hydroxide (aka Milk of Magnesia) senna (an herbal extract that stimulates bowel motions)
What do you give babies when they’re constipated?
Once your baby is eating solid foods, give him pureed foods such as prunes, pears, peaches, and peas. These can help with constipation since they contain more fiber than other fruits and vegetables. Infant cereals. Try feeding him whole-wheat, barley, or multigrain infant cereal once he is eating solid foods.
Can I use Pedia lax on my 1 year old?
No. Pedia-Lax® Glycerin Suppositories are designed for use in children ages 2-5 years. Talk to your pediatrician about use in children below age 2.
How many teaspoons are in a Miralax cap?
1 capful = 4 ½ teaspoons.
Are suppositories safe for infants?
Do not give your baby enemas, laxatives, or suppositories unless you are told to do so by the doctor.