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How to Treat Baby Constipation

Watch more Baby Health & Safety videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Treat baby constipation with these tips. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Give water or fruit juice Supply your baby with 2 to 4 ounces of water or fruit juice in addition to their usual feeding. This will help keep their stool soft. Step 2: Feed a high-fiber food Feed your baby high-fiber foods, such as pureed pears, prunes, or barley cereal. Tip Cut down on foods like carrots, bananas, and rice, which are associated with constipation. Step 3: Encourage exercise Encourage your baby to move around if they are crawling; if they are not crawling yet, when your baby is lying on their back, move their legs in a forward, circular motion, like they're pedaling a bicycle. Step 4: Give them a massage Give your baby a massage. Put your fingers a couple of inches below their navel and apply light pressure with your fingertips. Tip Massage for three minutes, maintaining a gentle but constant pressure. Step 5: Switch formula Ask your doctor if you should switch formula brands. Step 6: Add corn syrup Add corn syrup to the formula to ease constipation. Ask your doctor for the recommended amount for your baby. Step 7: Contact your doctor Contact your doctor if vomiting or severe irritability occurs. The doctor may recommend a glycerin suppository if the baby is severely constipated. Did You Know? Over 2.5 million doctor visits in the United States are due to chronic constipation.
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