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Created by Manish Kumar
Updated on Dec 01, 2018

My twins of 14 months suffering from constipation What I can do

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| Dec 01, 2018

Hello Manish Kumar ji, constipation in children can be a sign of an underlying health problem. So, it is important to recognize the signs and causes of constipation in breastfed babies and treat it. There could be various reasons that cause constipation. for instance, what th emother eats influences the bowel movement of the baby, so, if the caffeine intake of the mother is causing constipation, she should minimize/stop it. IIn cae the milk protein allergy is the culprit, substitute soy products for dairy. If the mother eats prunes, it will help to relieve constipation in breastfed babies. If you have recently introduced solid food to your babies, includes fiber-rich food like broccoli, skinned apple, pears, peaches, prunes, barley, oats etc. preferably in pureed form. Also the baby should have enough water and other fluids. Lastly, using a finger, or with the tip of a rectal thermometer, or with a cotton swab, gently press on the rectum of the baby. This will stimulate a reflex that produces a bowel movement within several minutes of stimulation. Hope these tips help you!

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