what's the reason for constipation in babies? my baby is now 8 and half month old. and he do poop twice in a week. his stomach is not hard and he is active so I'm not worried. but I'm not able to understand the reason ..

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Updated on Nov 21, 2019

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Here are some of the home remedies to control constipation: a. Exercise: Gently move the baby's legs while they are lying on their back to mimic the motion of riding a bicycle. Doing this may help the bowels function and relieve constipation. b. A warm bath can relax their abdominal muscles and help them stop straining. It can also relieve some of the discomfort relating to constipation. c. Massage: 1. Using the fingertip to make circular motions on the stomach in a clockwise pattern; 2. Walking the fingers around the navel in a clockwise pattern; 3. Holding the baby's knees and feet together and gently pushing the feet toward the belly; 4. Stroking from the rib cage down past the belly button with the edge of a finger. d. Fruit juice: After a baby reaches 2–4 months of age, they can have a small amount of fruit juice, such as 100-percent prune or apple juice. This juice may help treat constipation. It is advisable to call a pediatrician if a baby has not passed stools and associated with following other signs, such as blood in the stool; the baby seems to be irritable; the baby appears to have abdominal pain; there is no improvement in the baby's constipation after taking above steps. Hope this helps. Take Care

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