Natural Therapies for Constipation

Constipation can be very concerning to parents since babies don’t really do much other than eat, sleep and poop! When your baby is not performing one of these tasks correctly, as a parent we tend to panic. Eating and sleeping can be more challenging to correct depending on your child, but there are plenty of tricks to get your babies bowels moving. Most of my new parents will ask me about constipation at sometime during their child’s life. This usually happens right around the introduction of solids, but can happen at anytime. It can be normal for a solely breast fed baby to go days without pooping, so don’t get concerned unless he seems to be really uncomfortable and/or it has been more than 5 days. Formula fed babies are technically eating a form of solid food so should be more regular – bowel movements daily or every other day. I have outlined a couple different ideas to help get things moving, so you can pick and choose which options would work best for you and your baby. These treatments can also be used on adults so give them a try if you yourself are struggling with constipation.