Your Baby Is Constipated if:
- Passes three or less stools in a week
- Poops less than usual
- Strains while passing stools but doesn’t succeed
- Poop is large, hard and dry
- Sometimes little blood is seen with the stools
- Becomes excessively fussy and irritated
Look for these triggers that may lead to constipation:
- In babies, transition from exclusively breastfeeding to complementary feeding can cause constipation.
- If your child’s diet consists of mostly processed foods and less of .
- Condition such as irritable bowel syndrome can also cause constipation in babies. This condition may occur in your child if he/she
has eaten fatty or spicy foods that
may trigger constipation.
Although, constipation is common in children, consult your doctor if the child is constipated for more 2-3 weeks. Do not give any laxatives to your child unless consulted by your doctor. Proper and regular meal schedule with appropriate foods willhelp you manage constipation in your child.