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Old 08-19-2008, 12:00 PM   #1
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how much miralax do you give to a three 3 year old

how much miralax do you give to a three 3 year old

 
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Old 08-19-2008, 07:56 PM   #2
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Re: how much miralax do you give to a three 3 year old

call your doctor before giving it to a child that young. there is no dosage for kids under 12 on the bottle, so the doctor will tell you according to the child's weight.

 
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Old 08-20-2008, 06:10 PM   #3
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Re: how much miralax do you give to a three 3 year old

Why does your three year old need Miralax? It concerns me that these drugs are prescribed to such young children and they don't even have proper dosing for those under 12, you have to ask, that somewhat baffles me. Try changing your childs diet. I went through this last year with my young child. It took about a month of trial and error for me to figure out how to balance her diet enough for her bad constipation to stop. You can more than likely do this on your own. These these deposit chemicals into the body which leave the bodies immune system weakened and therefore more open to getting sick, with the upcoming fall and winter flu season you need to be careful and make sure the immune system is strong so your child is strong enough to fight off the sickness.

 
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Re: how much miralax do you give to a three 3 year old

My 3 year old is on 1/2 capful 2 times a day plus 1&1/2 teaspoons of milk of magnesia 1 to two times a day.

 
Old 09-01-2008, 11:07 PM   #5
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Re: how much miralax do you give to a three 3 year old

When your child screams everytime she has to go you have have to try anything that makes them feel better. Diet doesn't help all kids, when it's been going on for awhile it affects the muscles and takes along time for them to go back to normal. My daughter has been going through this for over a year.

 
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Re: how much miralax do you give to a three 3 year old

Up to a cap (17 gr or 1Tbs) in 8oz of fluids, 2 times a day. That is about the max though, and will make very soft stools (which would be needed if you are trying to heal mega colon or mega rectum issues).
Miralax is safe to use as it doesn't stimulate bowels, and therefore won't cause lazy bowels.

Alexa, I agree with Amy, don't be quick to judge, some kids have major medical issues warranting the use of Miralax for a really long time. My daughter was on it in for 4+ years.

 
Old 09-15-2008, 11:46 PM   #7
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Thank you waytogo14, it's been a long year with my daughter, we are going to a specialist on wednesday for more testing to see what we can do. I can't wait to potty train her (doctor won't let us yet). I also have a 15 year old and never had any problems like this, she was potty trained by 2 so this is very hard, she doesn't even like it when you change her!

 
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