5 Simple remedies to treat constipation in babies

Babies and constipation is a dread for all parents. If your baby seems to be straining or you can find hard pellets on the baby’s diaper, then it is assign of constipation. In such a case, make sure first to consult the doctor immediately. On the other hand, there are several remedies that can offer relief to your baby.

Here are some of the remedies if your baby has constipation:

Once you observe any of the above symptoms of constipation in babies, remember to resort to these remedies.

Massage
A proper bowel movement can help your babies during constipation. Make sure to massage the lower abdomen and stomach of the baby. This will help to stimulate the bowel movement. Do a number of massages every day till your baby has a smooth bowel movement.

Exercise helps digestion
It is a known fact that movement helps in speeding the digestion process. This is why it is important that you help your baby moving with some or other kind of exercises. If your baby is not walking yet, then simple exercises like leg bicycles can be helpful in digestion.

Increase water consumption
Dehydration or lack of water consumption can lead to improper bowel movement and constipation. Even if your baby is breast or bottle fed, signs of constipation can be due to lack of water consumption. If the symptoms continue, then try giving your baby two to four ounces of water after each feeding. This will help in smoothening the bowel movement.

Try switching up the milk
In case your baby is exclusively breastfed, then you can always consult the doctor and adjust your diet plan. There may be a possibility that your baby is allergic to some of the ingredients, which would be hampering the bowel movement of your baby.

In case your baby is exclusively breastfed, then you can always consult the doctor and adjust your diet plan. There may be a possibility that your baby is allergic to some of the ingredients, which would be hampering the bowel movement of your baby.

On the other hand, bottle-fed babies would benefit by changing the formula of the milk. Constipation in babies is not always the reason for what they eat or drink but also what the mother eats.

Pureed food can be of significant help
In case your baby has not yet switched to solid foods, you can try pureeing vegetables and fresh fruits. Include broccoli, prunes, peaches, skinless apples, to name a few in the diet of your baby.

In case your baby has not yet switched to solid foods, you can try pureeing vegetables and fresh fruits. Include broccoli, prunes, peaches, skinless apples, to name a few in the diet of your baby.

So, next time when your baby is having troubles in the stomach, do not panic. Keep these simple home remedies handy, and you will see that your baby has a smooth bowel movement.

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