How to Relieve Baby Constipation?

Q:
How to relieve baby constipation?

A:
When your found that your baby is having discomfort with bowel movement, you may choose from the following measures to relieve baby constipation. However, you should always consult your pediatrician with any medical questions.

Let’s look at the useful tips that may help get your baby’s bowels running smoothly:

Drink more water

Give your baby an additional 2-4 ounces (1/4-1/2 cup) of water after each feeding to help bowels flush properly.

Try fruit juice

Prune, pear or apple juices usually work well to relieve minor constipation.

Feed high fiber food

Feed foods like apricot, pears, prunes, peaches and plums to improve your baby’s bowel movement.

Make your baby exercise a bit

As babies lie all day, they end up having little exercise. Making your baby move will help bowel movement. Life up his/her legs and move them in a circular motion to mimic the motions of peddling a bicycle. That may help.

Change the brand of formula

If you are bottlefeeding your baby, sometimes it works to switch to a different kind of formula.

In additions to the reliefs mentioned above, you may also try giving your baby a hot bath, massage his/her tummy and take his/her temperature with a rectal thermometer.

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* The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.