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My baby has been experiencing constipation - are there any specific foods or remedies that can help promote regular bowel movements?

Hi everyone,

I am a new mom to a 6-month-old baby who has been struggling with constipation for the past few days. I have tried a few home remedies such as prune juice and massaging his tummy but it doesn't seem to help much. I am worried about my baby's discomfort and would love to hear any advice or tips you may have on promoting regular bowel movements. Are there any specific foods or remedies that have worked for you and your baby? Thank you in advance for your help!

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ezekiel.brown

Hello!

As a mother of a 9-month-old, I totally understand your concern. My daughter had constipation, and I tried everything recommended. Finally, I found that feeding her small amounts of apple juice mixed with water worked really well, which my pediatrician recommended. I also increased the number of wet wipes during diaper changes, which helped her feel more comfortable. It's significant to note the color, texture, and irregularity of stools while keeping track of the baby's discomfort. Sometimes, a warm water bath or a tummy massage at regular intervals could also ease bowel movements. Remember to consult your pediatrician for any ongoing issues.

Best wishes!

althea.raynor

Hi there,

I completely understand your concern about your baby's constipation. My son also had a similar issue when he was around 7 months old, and I tried a few things that seemed to work for him. Firstly, I tried to incorporate more fiber-rich foods into his diet, such as pureed prunes, pears, and peas. I also made sure to offer him plenty of water and breast milk to keep him hydrated. In addition to this, I found that warming up my little one's tummy with a warm compress or some belly massage also helped stimulate his bowel movements. If these tips don't seem to work, you can also talk to your pediatrician about over-the-counter stool softeners. Don't worry; this is a common issue, and with a little trial and error, your little one will soon find relief!

Hope this helps!

xcrooks

Hi there,

I can empathize with your situation as I have been going through this with my 8-month-old daughter. Mostly, the reason for constipation in babies is due to a change in diet, so it's essential to keep track of what you are feeding them. You can try adding some probiotics to your child's diet, which is known to promote healthy digestion. You can find probiotics in forms of supplements, cereals, and yogurts. Since my daughter wasn't a fan of prunes, I tried to give her pureed kiwi, which worked wonders for her. Just remember to introduce new foods gradually to prevent any adverse reactions. Also, be patient as constipation can take a few days to get better.

Hope this helps!

ybartell

Hey there,

I understand how worrying it can be when your baby is constipated. My little one had the same problem, and after trying different things like papaya, prunes, and warm baths, I found that massaging his lower back helped him ease his bowel movements. I also made sure to offer him plenty of fluids, including water and breast milk, to keep my baby hydrated. Additionally, I found that taking my baby for a walk or a little bit of movement after feeding him also helped him poop easier. I think the key here is to keep trying different things until you find what works best for your baby, and don't forget to keep a check on your baby's hydration.

Good luck!

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