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Get rid of baby constipation

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Get rid of baby constipation

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Get rid of baby constipation

  1. 1. Many newborn babies have their first stool within 24 hours after being born.
  2. 2. Understand that for the first few days of life, your baby will pass meconium, which is a dark green or black substance.
  3. 3. Consider whether you recently switched from breast milk to formula. This could also be to blame.
  4. 4. If your baby is bottle fed, try different formulas to find the one that makes his or her digestion work the best.
  5. 5. Change your feeding schedule to give the baby smaller amounts of baby formula spread out through more frequent feedings throughout the day in order to allow his body to digest this better.
  6. 6. For babies that have formula, try adding an extra bottle of water each day to see if this helps in getting constipation relief
  7. 7. For formula-fed babies, switching to a low-iron version for a month or two and see if this helps.
  8. 8. Bathe your newborn in an infant tub or sink with the water above the stomach level. While your baby is relaxed, try massaging his or her stomach and see if this stimulates a bowel movement.
  9. 9. Ask your pediatrician if it would be safe to give your baby some extra help. Some babies respond to glycerin suppositories, liquid glycerin or flax oil.
  10. 10. When you introduce food into your infant's diet, begin with choices like pureed pears and prunes, which are high in fiber.
  11. 11. Instead of trying rice cereal, opt for barley cereal, which won't be as constipating.
  12. 12. Home Remedies for Baby’s Constipation
  13. 13. Organic Coconut Oil (in the consistency of Crisco grease). A little by mouth helps, but for instant relief, a small pinch up the rectum.
  14. 14. Apply Vaseline on the end of a Q-Tip and put it in her rectum.
  15. 15. • Add 1 teaspoon of Karo syrup to 4 oz of cooled, boiled water. • Offer 1 oz of this solution to baby from a bottle, just before formula feeds, twice a day until his poop is soft (then stop).
  16. 16. • Offer diluted apple, prune or pear juice. • To begin with dilute the juice to ¼ strength by adding cooled boiled water to the juice.
  17. 17. • Rice cereal, bananas, and apple sauce can result in firmer stools. • Carrots and squash are constipating for some babies.
  18. 18. • Have any other tips to get rid of Child Constipation… • Please Share with everyone in Comments…

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