I am a new mom and my baby is having a hard time with constipation. She is only a few weeks old and I am worried about giving her any over-the-counter medicines. I was wondering if anyone had any natural remedies that I could try to help her have regular bowel movements. I have tried massaging her tummy and giving her a warm bath but those don't seem to help. I would really appreciate any advice or suggestions you might have.
Dealing with constipated babies can be challenging. When my baby had similar issues, I tried some natural remedies that worked for him. Firstly, I included pureed prunes and apricots into his diet as they are high in fiber. Secondly, I gave him a teaspoon of flaxseed oil mixed with apple juice every morning. Flaxseed oil contains omega-3 fatty acids that can help with bowel movements. Thirdly, I did some leg exercises with him, such as "bicycle" movements, to encourage bowel movements. I also massaged his tummy in a clockwise motion, which helped to ease any discomfort caused by constipation. Lastly, I made sure that my baby was well-hydrated by breastfeeding him every 2 hours or so. I hope these remedies work for your baby too! Best of luck.