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Dhactulose - one for our Dr's

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Dhactulose - one for our Dr's

Postby Possum » 5th Mar, '12, 14:02

Baby Pos (8months) has been suffering from terrible constipation. I was given Dhactulose by her pediatrician. Its still not a fun experience but is not as bad as before.

I would like to know whether Dhactulose can be taken daily for long periods of time without consequences. I read some sources that affirm this claim and others that deny it.
Any home remedies that people know work and are safe?
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Re: Dhactulose - one for our Dr's

Postby baloo » 5th Mar, '12, 14:11

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Re: Dhactulose - one for our Dr's

Postby Fat Bob » 5th Mar, '12, 14:45

Can't you just give baby pos back?

Lactulose is the active ingredient. I think the adverse effects of taking this for long periods (over a week) are more due to you HAVING to take it (i.e. you are constipated for all that time) than any side effects.
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Re: Dhactulose - one for our Dr's

Postby Possum » 7th Mar, '12, 11:03

There are days when I would happily give them ALL back but unlike men, children are for life.

Ill keep on with the Dhactulose then x
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Re: Dhactulose - one for our Dr's

Postby Kooky » 7th Mar, '12, 11:10

Pos, have you identified a reason for the constipation? Any intolerances? Treat the cause, not the symptoms?

When I was a kid I would go a fortnight at a time without going, grew up with what I now know to be IBS, and years later here I am with multiple food intolerances.
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Re: Dhactulose - one for our Dr's

Postby Scrummy Mummy » 7th Mar, '12, 17:00

Wow, I missed Baby Poss.

Congratulations!
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Re: Dhactulose - one for our Dr's

Postby baloo » 7th Mar, '12, 17:35

Thinking out of the box here, have you tried feeding her ?
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Re: Dhactulose - one for our Dr's

Postby Fat Bob » 7th Mar, '12, 21:39

Surely if Poss is feeding her it'll make her puke, not poo?
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Re: Dhactulose - one for our Dr's

Postby Possum » 8th Mar, '12, 12:50

Thanks SM. She is eight months now.

Funny, I was just thinking the other day that I must try my carrot pasta sauce on her :)

It started when solids were introduced to her diet. I removed them again but the problem continued so slowly introduced them again. Working on giving her loads of boiled water but without sitting on her and stuffing a hose down her throat its hard to get her to drink it.
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Re: Dhactulose - one for our Dr's

Postby Kooky » 8th Mar, '12, 13:00

Possum wrote:Funny, I was just thinking the other day that I must try my carrot pasta sauce on her :)


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Re: Dhactulose - one for our Dr's

Postby Satellite » 8th Mar, '12, 22:10

Congrats! edit: on the baby that is!

How about prune juice...not that I tried it before so dont know if it really works.


but people always recommend that
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Re: Dhactulose - one for our Dr's

Postby Possum » 9th Mar, '12, 13:20

Kooky wrote:
Possum wrote:Funny, I was just thinking the other day that I must try my carrot pasta sauce on her :)


Alert the authorities! Child abuse! :o


.....over my sauce and not the part about sitting on her! Right its on tomorrows menu and she is going to love it! I'll flick you video proof :)
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Re: Dhactulose - one for our Dr's

Postby baloo » 9th Mar, '12, 13:30

Possum wrote:Right its on tomorrows menu and she is going to love it! I'll flick you video proof :)


You've been viewing too many Broccoli Boy videos and photos.
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