How much water would you give your LO if they were a bit constipated?

My daughter has been on gaviscon since she was a couple of days old (she will be 12 weeks on Monday) and I had been gradually weaning her off it until she was not having any but in the last week she has begun coughing and spitting up a bit (signs of reflux) so I have started her back on it a couple of times a day. Her stools had started to get soft when weaning her but now she is back on the gaviscon, they are getting firmer again and she is straining a bit. I wouldn't say she is constipated but she might be on the way to it so I just wanted to give her a bit of water between feeds. I gave her 40mls earlier which she took without any problem but I don't want to give her too much.

Opinions please?

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Hi hun, my lil man had a lot of problems with straining, grunting and basically riggling with his guts :( the doc gave my lactoluse which I gave him once a day mixed in his milk as he wouldn't take orally, I did that for a week and it did wonders !! He's 16 weeks on Wednesday at the minute I make a 4oz bottle of water in the morning and give it to him through out the day sometimes he'll take it and sometimes not but I mainly do it for him to keep hydrated :) I would recommend lactoluse not for a long period for my lo one week on that and now he poos normally once to twice a day with no problems, hope that helps xx



My Lil one is going to be 13 wks on Tuesday & I'm now combining her feeds with breastfeeding & formula with Lil tasters of food in a weaning cup.

Since I've been doing this Ive noticed she only poo's every 2/3 days.

I don't think she's too constipated but I do hear her straining slightly at times during the day. I also give her some cooled boiled water but I find she likes to do the do in her own time

( usually when I least expect it) :)


Lol and if she's anything like finley its when ur out somewhere nice or shes in nice clothes. ..thats often the case here lol xx


Haha :) Defo!

I had'to change her entire outfit the other day as she done the most explosive poo I've ever seen from her.



Ahh the explosive poos !! Can't count how many times I've had to cut Cole out if his white vests otherwise he would have poop on his face lol xx


LOL :)

That just sounds hilarious

( just not so hilarious to clean) LOooooL


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