Is Your Baby Having Trouble Pooping? Could they be Constipated?

Is Your Baby Having Trouble Pooping? Could they be Constipated?

Have you noticed baby straining when they pass stools? Or maybe it has been longer than three days since they had a bowel movement, they may be constipated.

Signs of constipation include:

  • absence of bowel movements for three or more days
  • straining while passing stool
  • painful stools
  • small streaks of bright red blood in stool (caused from small tears in anal wall)
  • small hard stools

Constipation can be caused by changes in baby's diet and routine including:

  • starting solids
  • new foods added to diet
  • new formula
  • not getting enough water
  • not getting enough fiber

Easy things you can do to try to bring baby some relief if they are constipated:

  • small amounts of diluted fruit juice (prune, pear, peach or plum are best)
  • switch formulas (consult child's physician first)
  • for baby's eating solids cut back on applesauce, bananas and rice cereal
  • for baby's eating solids offer them purees of prunes, pears, peaches and plums
  • Mommy's Bliss Constipation Ease
If you have any questions or concerns be sure to contact baby's pediatrician.

This site is intended for informational purposes only and does not provide medical advice. Please consult your physician or other health-care professional.

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