In contrast to diarrhea, constipation simply refers to the density of feces and difficulty removing it, not the frequency of bowel movements. Generally, newborns issued a soft stools several times a day, especially when he was drinking milk. Babies who drink formula usually less dense and more feces. In fact, there are only a few days BAB. Along the dirt through fairly easily, then it is not considered as constipation or constipation.
Signs of constipation in infants:
In the newborn, hard stools and issued less than once a day with a strained and difficult
Stool large, dry, hard, and painful when removing
Hard stool that resembles a small river rocks issued by the tense baby, who bent her legs over her stomach, pushing hard, and his face flushed for BAB
Sometimes there is a splash of blood along the feces
Stomach feels uncomfortable because rarely issued with hard stool
Causes of constipation
New food or milk
Conversion of milk into milk formula, or from one formula to another, or to milk cows.
Most pediatricians believe that one of the causes of constipation child is allergic reaction.
How to solve it?
Give your baby or toddler foods can reduce the constipation. Avoid first rice, white bread, rice cereal, bananas, apples, cooked carrots, milk, and cheese are potentially trigger constipation. When babies begin to show signs of constipation, give collision peach or prune to reduce constipation.
Add fiber foods to infants and toddlers in the menu. Fiber softens stools by absorbing water into the stool and make it shaped and easy to pass. Fibrous foods for older infants is cereal, wheat biscuits, bread and biscuits from wheat, fiber-rich vegetables such as peas, broccoli, and green beans. Fruits as laxative is apricot, pear, plum, and peach.
Give more water. Sometimes babies less drinking water without you knowing it. Though giving water is the easiest and cheapest way to soften the dirt boy. Extra water must be accompanied with the extra fiber.
When a child is sick when constipation, you can also use a glycerin suppository, which is a drug that is inserted into the rectum that serves to lubricate the rectum if the child has a wound in the rectum. Although these drugs are sold over the counter, use should consult a doctor because many medical experts also argue that the use of these drugs can not be done continuously.
In children aged greater than the babies (toddlers and infants), constipation may have entered the stage of chronic constipation. Care should be given to the large intestine which may be normal or may also experience constipation, and this can take up to two months of treatment. Clearly, if your child is always in pain and straining during defecation, immediately consult a doctor right.