Monday, October 17, 2011

Constipated Newborn

Constipated Newborn

Constipation newborn is a very common problem for children and is generally believed that 50% or more of experience with infant constipation. It 'very worrying, because if the parents of a new baby is suffering from any kind of concern, and I hope that by reading this short article, you will find useful information on how to alleviate the problem.

Newborns are usually the first part of the intestine within 24 hours of birth. And 'when the child begins to be bottle fed or breastfed and constipation are the most likely although some studies have shown that feeding breastfed babies are less likely to suffer from this problem.

Once the baby starts to feed, it is common for the baby to have a bowel movement for up to 3 days and this can lead parents thinking their baby is constipated. It is normal for a baby to strain when a bowel movement is happening and should not be taken as a sign that your baby is constipated. A constipated baby will more than likely to mourn when you make a bowel movement and sometimes become very unstable and irritable. These are signs that the baby may suffer from constipation of the newborn.

The most common causes of constipation newly converted milk, the introduction of formula milk or formula and not change the adequate fluid intake.

But please, do not worry. There are steps you can take to solve this problem:

gently massaging baby's tummy can help facilitate bowel movement

a hot bath or take a bath with your baby can help with your constipated newborn

adding some more fluid as a bottle of water can help soften stools

Push the children on his knees to his chest, which puts pressure on the intestines and bowel

breastfeed, especially if you know the baby is in the saddle

Babies who have moved to solid food, can benefit from the introduction of foods and juices, which are known to help with constipation.

If the problem persists, please contact your doctor or nurse, regardless of the problem may seem trivial. Hope this helped you with your constipated newborn. Good luck

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