Newborn Constipation Symptoms & Treatment
Newborn constipation usually relates to babies less than three months of age.
Newborn Constipation Symptoms
Newborns cannot tell you what is disturbing them. All you have to do is to watch them and their body and face gestures.
It’s quite normal for newborn babies to have bowel movements every two or three days. It often happens they strain and groan while having these movements. Is it a sign of constipation? To be sure, check baby’s stool. If it is soft and passes even with straining, it is not constipation. Straining is normal. It’s only stool irregularity.
On contrary when the stool becomes hard and painful to expel and straining turns in tears, it may be a sign of constipation. It rather easy to figure out your baby has constipation symptoms. Just watch her/his body gestures. The baby starts bending legs to the belly, straining and crying. Often is present abdominal bloating, cramps and pain and appetite is usually reduced.
Newborn Constipation Treatment
·Preventing and Treating Infant Constipation
·Gently massaging an infant’s tummy may bring relief.
·Warm baths may relax an infant enough that they are able to pass stool.
·rolling can help with constipation. For babies who are not yet mobile, try moving their legs in a bicycling motion. – Newborn Constipation
·Breastfeed-Breastfed babies rarely suffer constipation, This is because breast milk is highly digestible, it also provides the baby with an excellent source of nutrition.