How to Treat Constipation in Children?

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Published on August 1, 2015 by HWC

When it comes to new born or babies, constipation is the major health issue that most of the child’s parents face.

If your baby is having a bowel movement for every week or even two weeks, but the consistency is normal, then it is not treated as constipation.

Constipation can be either little pellets or huge large stool that is hard to pass on. So, what is best for infants to prevent constipation?

Prune Juice

Prune juice works wonders in treating constipation problems in adults. As your child grow, add two to four ounces of water to their diet to help prevent this problem. Apple juice or pear juice can help or worsen constipation. It completely varies from individual to individual.

Lubricants can also help in treating constipation. Having 1 or 2 tbsp of mineral oils will help soothe your system and helps in bowel movement. Having lot of fluids including water can help prevent constipation problems in children.

Foods such as dairies, soy, fruits and vegetables that are rich sources of iron are good for treating constipation. And, high-fiber foods and vegetables such as squash, and sweet potatoes are also good for preventing constipation. If your baby is eating solid foods, try pureed pea or prunes. You can give your baby barley cereal instead of rice cereal.

If constipation persists, then it is better to consult your baby’s doctor to prevent further problems.

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