If you have an enquiry about any of Novalac’s specialist infant formulas, please contact our Medical Information Team who are on hand to answer your questions and provide information about Novalac specialist infant formulas.
Call our Medical Information Line on 1800 023 884 from 9am to 5pm, Eastern Standard Time.
It’s hard to see your baby in pain from constipation. If your baby is constipated, most of the time it’s due to them not getting enough fluid. Try these tips and tricks to help your baby if they’re constipated:
Treating constipation in babies is different to treating it in adults. For example, increasing fibre in their diet is not always possible or appropriate, especially for babies who are solely breast or formula-fed. Here are some things you should NOT do if your baby is constipated:
Breastfeeding is best for babies and has many benefits, such as protecting your baby from infection while their immune system develops. It is important that you eat a healthy, balanced diet in preparation for and during breastfeeding. Infant formula is designed to replace breast milk when an infant is not breastfed. Combining breast and bottle feeding in your baby’s first weeks of life may reduce your supply of breast milk, and reversing a decision not to breastfeed is difficult. The social and financial implications of using infant formula should be considered when choosing a method of feeding. Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions when preparing and using infant formula, including proper sterilisation of bottles and using boiled water. Improper use of an infant formula may make your baby ill. Always consult your doctor, midwife or health care professional for advice about feeding your baby.
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