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Constipation

Babies with trisomy 13 and 18 may be prone to constipation and discomfort can be relieved by diet, fluids, or medication depending on the cause and severity. Midwives may suggest adding a little (brown) sugar to the feed as a temporary measure for the very young baby, but suppositories may be needed for chronic constipation. Always seek the advice of the baby's doctor or health visitor.

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