Constipation in babies

Constipation is when your baby’s poos are hard and dry. Babies can go for days without pooing - it doesn’t always mean they’re constipated. It’s normal for breastfed babies to poo anywhere from once every 7-10 days to as often they have feeds. Formula-fed babies ...1

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Differential Diagnosis of Constipation in babies

Normal baby bowel motions: Babies can go for days without pooing - it doesn’t always mean they’re constipated. It’s normal for breastfed babies to poo anywhere from once every 7-10 days to as often they have feeds ...2

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Treatments for Constipation in babies

Home treatment If your child is well apart from constipation, you can treat them with the simple measures below. All babies You can try:

  • warm relaxing baths
  • gentle baby massage (eg, rubbing baby’s tummy gently in a clockwise direction) ...
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References

  1. Source: New Zealand Health: health.govt.nz/ your-health/ conditions-and-treatments/ diseases-and-illnesses/ constipation
  2. ibid.

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