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Hi, Yesterday my 4 months old son who's on top feed(Nan Pro 1) strained while passing stool and cried. Stool was slightly hard in consistency. I had to help him pass stool. Since the day he's on formula feed, he has been passing stool only once a week. Earlier when I expressed milk and gave that time he used to pass stool every day which was mustard yellow in color but now he passes greyish green stool. People told me that while using Nan Pro for their kids,they faced the similar problems. I took all the precautions but still. I was giving him xymex drops everyday but it's used in diarrhoea as well. Could that be the reason of my son passing hard stoo( not like pebbles). Please tell me what can I do to avoid constipation. He is been fed forcefully every day, I try to feed him when he's asleep otherwise he doesn't drink at all. I'm thinking to give him some amount of water every day in order to avoid constipation. please help. There's still 2 more months in weaning.



Hazel Ahuja

yes u can give 2 spoons of warm water a day
bt check its little warm
n try himalaya bonnison syrup

Sonali Shivlani

You can give some water daily to help with digestion. Do not give laxative without the prescription of the doctor. You can also hold the baby in warm water for a few minutes every day to help with softening the stools at the time of bath.

Sonika Dhillon

Thank you so much for the answers.How much water can I give to my baby per day? I'm forcefully feeding him now a days but trying to give him 120ml every 3-4 hourly. After reading the instructions given at the back of the box, it's written that we need to mix the powder in lukewarm water not in hot water as it may kill probiotics. I'm mixing it in hot water as it's not easy mixing it with lukewarm water.Could that be another reason of him getting constipation?

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