Baby’s bowel movements recently become irregular? Or have they started passing stools that are hard or like small clay balls? If this is happening baby may be constipated.
You first have to determine if baby is constipated, most people think of not pooping at all as constipation, this is not always the case. While the complete absence of bowel movements can be an indicator of constipation so can stools that are hard or difficult to pass.
If you suspect constipation here are some remedies you can try:
1. Change Diet
If you are exclusively breastfeeding consider making some adjustments to your diet, keep a food diary and note if eliminating any foods or food groups seems to help.
2. Change Formula
Talk to your pediatrician about changing baby’s formula to one that is a little easier on their tummy.
3. Fruits and Veggies
If your baby is eating solids some fruits and veggies could do the trick. Try fruits like pears, peaches, plums and prunes or vegetables like broccoli and brussels sprouts.
4. Baby Constipation Ease
Mommy’s Bliss gentle and pediatrician recommended baby constipation ease helps to ease occasional constipation with all natural ingredients including fennel and dandelion extract.