How to deal with constipation?

Constipation occurs when your baby’s poo comes out as small hard pellets. Your baby may cry or strain. This might happen when you change your little one’s diet, during hot weather when your baby may become dehydrated, or following minor illnesses. Many parents feel constipation is when the frequency of pooing changes. So long as baby’s poos are between pumpkin soup and toothpaste in consistency, they are not considered constipated. Some babies can go once a feed, others once every few days – some may only go once a week!

Because breast milk is easier than formula for your baby to digest, constipation is less common in breast fed babies.

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