Has anyone given Natural Calm to a child his age?
Dosing of Natural Calm for a toddler (18 mos). I’m trying to figure out the proper dosing for my 18 month boy for Natural Calm (mag citrate). He is chronically constipated for almost a year and we are awaiting stool results. I don’t need ideas to help his constipation (we have tried everything, and his diet is perfect). I’m trying to see if Natural Calm will alleviate his constipation, but I get nervous about the dosage, not wanting to give him too much. 1/2 tsp is about 80 mg, the recommended dosage for his age, but that does not cause a bowel movement. Today we tried 3/4 tsp – no BM. How high can we go? I know that magnesium can sometimes be contraindicated with kidney issues. I don’t think he has that, but he was found to have hydronephrenosis (enlargement of kidneys) via ultrasound. His doctor said that is not uncommon and will likely go down on its own. I guess that’s why I’m nervous about giving magnesium. His GI doc knows we are giving it, but didn’t seem sure about dosing as they usually just prescribe Miralax. Can anyone help? Has anyone given Natural Calm to a child his age? We also use a mag chloride spray on him and give him Epsom salt baths every 3 days.