Loading Kindness - Spinning Up Mommy Magic

While the Love Loads, Our Spinner Spins. Get Ready to Share, Support, and Bond with Like-minded Moms!

Popular Searches:
127
Q:

My baby has been having irregular bowel movements - are there any foods or remedies that can help regulate their digestion?

Hi all,

I'm a new mom and my baby has been having irregular bowel movements for the past week. While they do have a bowel movement every day, I've noticed that the consistency and frequency is not consistent. I'm wondering if there are any foods or remedies that I can give my baby to regulate their digestion? I'm open to any suggestions or advice from fellow parents who may have gone through a similar experience.

Thanks in advance!

All Replies

yzulauf

Hi there,

I've also had a similar experience with my baby's irregular bowel movements, and I found that incorporating more fluids into their diet worked well. I started giving my baby small amounts of water in between feedings, which helped to keep them hydrated and ease their digestive system. I also gave them more breast milk as it contains natural probiotics that help regulate bowel movements.

We also made some changes to their diet by adding more fibrous food such as banana and cooked peas, which have a high concentration of fiber making the bowel movement smooth and easy.

As others have already mentioned, speaking to your pediatrician is always the best option when it comes to making changes to your baby's diet. They can offer personalized advice based on your baby's specific needs and health history.

Hope this helps!

ariel36

Hello everyone,

I had a similar experience with my baby when they were around the age of four months. At the time, their bowel movements were infrequent and when they occurred, they were hard and painful for my baby. After consulting with my pediatrician, I began giving my baby a mixture of prune juice and water after each feeding. I started with a small amount and gradually increased the dosage until we saw the desired results.

I also tried incorporating more fiber and probiotic-rich foods into their diet, such as oatmeal and yogurt. These foods seemed to improve their digestion and promote healthy bowel movements.

In conclusion, as many other users have mentioned, it's best to consult with your pediatrician before making any changes to your baby's diet. They can advise you on the best approach based on your baby's individual needs and health history.

Hope this helps!

koch.demarco

Hi all,

When my baby was having irregular bowel movements, one of the things that worked well for us was giving them some prune puree. I would mix it in with their oatmeal or rice cereal, and it helped to keep them regular.

Another thing that we did was to give them a warm bath or do some gentle tummy massages to aid bowel movement. This helped to calm my baby and make them more relaxed, which in turn improved their digestion.

It's worth mentioning that every baby is different, so what worked for us may not work for everyone. As others have advised, speaking to your pediatrician is always the best approach when it comes to making changes to your baby's diet.

Hope this helps!

hfranecki

Hello there,

I had a similar issue with my baby when she was about 3 months old. Her bowel movements were super irregular and she would cry a lot when having them. After consulting with her pediatrician, we started giving her some probiotics and slowly started introducing solids in the form of purees that contained more fiber. We used organic spinach, prunes, and pears, among other things.

We also tried a few home remedies like massaging her lower abdomen and giving her a warm bath. While these remedies didn't completely solve the issue, they did seem to ease her discomfort and make her bowel movements more consistent.

However, I highly recommend consulting with your pediatrician before you try any remedies, as they can help determine what may be causing the irregular bowel movements and provide personalized advice.

Hope this helps!

arno69

Hi there,

I had a similar experience with my baby when they were about the same age as yours. After consulting with my pediatrician, he recommended incorporating some prune juice into my baby's diet to help regulate their digestion. I started off by diluting the prune juice with water and giving them a small amount after each feeding. Within a few days, I noticed that their bowel movements became more consistent and regular.

I also made sure to include more fiber-rich foods in their diet, such as pureed fruits and vegetables. This seemed to help as well.

Overall, my advice would be to consult with your baby's pediatrician first before trying any remedies or changing their diet. They can give you more personalized advice and recommendations according to your baby's individual needs.

Hope this helps!

akohler

Hello there,

I had a similar experience with my daughter when she was around the same age as your baby. She would have irregular bowel movements and often seemed to be in pain while passing stools. After consulting with her pediatrician, we started giving her a small amount of apple juice diluted with water after each feeding. This helped to soften her stools, making them easier to pass.

We also made some changes to her diet by incorporating more foods that were high in fiber and probiotics. We started giving her pureed prunes, oats, and yogurt, which helped to improve her digestion and promote bowel regularity.

In my experience, it's always best to consult with a pediatrician before making any dietary changes. They can help identify any underlying issues and provide tailored advice based on your baby's individual needs.

Hope this helps!

jamey33

Hello,

In my experience, incorporating some prunes or prune juice into my baby's diet seemed to help regulate their bowel movements. I started with a small amount and gradually increased it daily until I arrived at the recommended dosage for their age group.

Additionally, I also made sure to give my baby foods that were easily digestible, such as rice cereal and avocado. These foods helped to ease their digestion, preventing further bowel issues.

Of course, I suggest seeking guidance from your pediatrician before making any changes to your baby's diet. They can provide you with personalized and professional advice on how to regulate your baby's digestion.

Hope this helps!

rodrigo26

Hi there,

My baby also had irregular bowel movements, and I found that giving them more water helped regulate their digestion. I started giving my baby a little bit of water in between feedings, and I noticed that their bowel movements became more frequent and consistent.

In addition to water, I also tried incorporating more probiotic-rich foods into their diet, such as yogurt and kefir. I found that this helped with their digestion and overall gut health.

However, like others have mentioned, consulting with your baby's pediatrician is always the best course of action. They can give you tailored advice based on your baby's individual needs and health history.

Hope this helps!

New to Kind Mommy Community?

Join the community