Constipation in infants is distressing for both Momma and Baby. Infant bowel movements are different from those of older children and adults.
In babies, the BM is usually very soft, almost runny really.
Generally speaking, if you are breast feeding, you probably won't have to worry too much about infant constipation.
Your mother's milk is designed uniquely for your own baby's digestion.
Formula fed babies are more apt to have a problem with small pellet like stools that may be dry and hard to pass. You may notice a tight, hard abdomen that causes pain and discomfort.
There are some simple ways to help relieve infant constipation. Even in babies, a lack of water can lead to constipation from dehydration in the bowels.
I hope that these little tips will help you get your darling baby going pooh easily again. I know you will both feel better for it.
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