Constipation is a common issue that affects many infants. Learn the signs of constipation in babies, what causes it, how doctors diagnose it, and what you can do to treat it. Read more: How Can You Tell if Your Baby Is Constipated? Article
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Constipation: Foods to Eat, Foods to Avoid
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15 Foods That Cause Constipation
Constipation or the decrease in frequency and/or difficulty in passing stools (bowel movements) can be caused by a variety problems. Check out these top 15 foods to avoid because they cause constipation. Some foods to avoid include, white rice and breads, caffeine, bananas, alcohol, processed foods, and frozen dinners.
12 Foods to Eat to Relieve Constipation
Constipation is a common problem, and almost everyone has been constipated at one time or another. There are foods that can help prevent constipation and also provide relief, for example, kiwi, prunes, beans (your choice of type), berries, certain seeds, potatoes, and popcorn.
Constipation is defined medically as fewer than three stools per week and severe constipation as less than one stool per week. Constipation usually is caused by the slow movement of stool through the colon. There are many causes of constipation including medications, poor bowel habits, low-fiber diets, laxative abuse, and hormonal disorders, and diseases primarily of other parts of the body that also affect the colon.
7 Signs It's Time To Wean Your Baby from Breast or Bottle Feeding
When is it time to wean your baby from the breast or bottle to solid foods? Learn how and when to wean your child from breastmilk to formula, and from formula to solid food.
What Is the Difference Between Fecal Impaction and Constipation?
Constipation and fecal impaction are similar since fecal impaction is a severe form of constipation.
Though human milk is the preferred feeding for infants, parents may consider formula-feeding if there is an inadequate supply of breast milk, the baby sucks inefficiently, the parents want to monitor how much the baby is receiving, or the mother is taking medications that are unsafe for the baby and may be passed through the breast milk.
Is It Bad to Feed Baby Food at 4 Months?
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends waiting until your child is at least six months old to introduce solid foods into their diet. Some doctors and organizations still recommend starting your child on solids between four to six months of age.
Do Inverted Nipples Make Breastfeeding Difficult?
Inverted nipples can make breastfeeding difficult for nursing mothers. Learn how to identify an inverted nipple, why inverted nipples can make it difficult to breastfeed, and what you can do to treat inverted nipples.
Constipation Signs and Symptoms
An individual may experience different symptoms; however, these are most common signs and symptoms of constipation.
How Do I Know If My Baby is Developing Normally?
The development of your child begins right after birth. What are the signs that your child is developing normally? Learn how to spot when something is wrong.
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