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Child care advice on infant constipation in Liberty Township, OH

Posted on 06-11-2014

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Constipation is uncomfortable, especially for infants who are unable to tell you what is wrong. Not having regular bowel movements can cause discomfort and pain for the infant. At Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy of Liberty Township we understand the frustration of this issue for a new parent. Below is some child care advice to help ease this painful time in your infant's life.Constipation is uncomfortable, especially for infants who are unable to tell you what is wrong. Not having regular bowel movements can cause discomfort and pain for the infant. At Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy of Liberty Township we understand the frustration of this issue for a new parent. Below is some child care advice to help ease this painful time in your infant's life.

The most common cause of constipation in an infant is a change in diet. This may disrupt the flow of your infant's bowel movement function. When your child does not have a bowel movement regularly, or cries every time he/she has one, then he/she may be constipated. Here is a list of causes:

  • Dairy may cause constipation (cheese, yogurt)
  • A diet that is low in fiber
  • Changing formulas, or changing from breast milk to solid foods

Treatment for constipation in infants

There are various treatments for constipation in infants. The treatment will depend on how old your child is.

  • Make sure you are mixing the formula correctly.
  • Give your baby a bath to aid in the digestive function, which will relax your infant.
  • Depending on the age of the baby, you can give him prune or orange juice.
  • Try gently massaging your child's stomach in circular motions.

Before you attempt any treatments at home, consult your child's medical practitioner for advice.

For more information on Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy of Liberty Township and our infant child care approach, please contact us for a consultation.

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