Like adults, babies also suffer from constipation however, Constipation in Babies is not quite common. Parents must consult with doctors whenever they notice their babies suffering from constipation. Here the parents need to check the frequency of bowel movements and the eating habit of their baby.
Every baby has its unique nature. For example, some babies poo after they take every meal. Then, again, some babies poo once in a few days. Well, any timing is fine unless the baby feels uneasy. Once you notice that your baby feels pain during poo and it is hard & dry poo, you need to consult with Dr. Vishesh Dikshit.
How do you know that your baby is constipated?
The common symptom of your baby suffering from constipation is hard and dry poo. You will also notice that your baby feels strained while passing the poo. In addition, your baby will feel irritated. While suffering from constipation, your baby may eat less or feed less than normal. You will notice a crack around the anus of your baby, and the crack may bleed.
Causes of Constipation in Babies
Parents sometimes may notice that their baby has a dry and hard poo, which is a sign of constipation. However, the prime reason for constipation in babies is the change in diet. Normally when a baby’s diet gets changed from breastfed to top feeds, or babies are exposed to a new food, they can suffer from constipation.
Treating constipation at home
Experts suggest parents increase fluid intake in kids. Once the baby is six months old parents can add some fruits to their baby’s diet, like peas, apricots, etc., to increase kids’ fiber intake. Also, you can add vegetables, whole grains, broccoli, brown rice, etc for smooth bowel movement.
About Dr. Vishesh Dikshit
Dr. Vishesh Dikshit is Pediatric Surgeon in Pune with expertise in all types of pediatric surgical procedures. He is adept in the art of performing minimally invasive surgery, Laparotomy and Laparoscopic surgeries, endoscopy surgery, Minimal Access Urinary Stone Management, Day care procedures like Hernia, Hydrocele, and Circumcision. managing urological disorders in kids. Book your appointment today with Dr. Vishesh Dikshit for any queries about your child’s condition.