Formula Making Baby Constipated

A mum shares her experience of starting formula.

I bottle fed my first two children, (i have three)

The first child wouldn’t feed from me so I expressed until he was 3 months old.

The second child I gave up trying to breastfeed.

Choosing the right formula wasn’t an easy job. I tried two different formulas for both children. Whichever formula one baby couldn’t handle, the other baby could.

The best advice I was ever given was if/when bubs got constipated:

  • boil 5 prunes, just covered with water, until soft.
  • Cool liquid.
  • Give bubs 1 teaspoon per day.
  • Chuck liquid away after 48hrs!

This was a god send in the first few months of bottle feeding, once the right formula was found for bubs and their system settled down I didn’t need to use the prune juice very often.