Treat It:To ease baby's pain and discomfort you can try rectal stimulation with a thermometer dipped in petroleum jelly or a natural supplement like Mommy's Bliss baby constipation ease.
Prevent It:If you are exclusively breastfeeding consider making some adjustments to your diet, keep a food diary and note if eliminating any foods or food groups seems to help. If you are formula feeding talk to your pediatrician about changing baby’s formula to one that is a little easier on their tummy. If your baby is eating solids some fruits and veggies could do the trick. Try fruits like pears, peaches, plums and prunes or vegetables like broccoli and brussels sprouts.
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