Baby Constipation: Remedies for Infants

During the first of life your baby will pass dark, tarry looking stool called meconium. Meconium is dead skin cells, hair and other secretions which are swallowed by the baby during pregnancy. By the time your baby is a week old, he will pass about 8-10 of these stools each day. Breast fed babies stool […]

Toddler Constipation: Natural Remedy for Children

Constipation occurs when waste material moves through the bowel too slowly. It is characterized as infrequent bowel movements and the passage of hard and painful stools. Usually constipation is caused by a diet low in fiber, ingesting too much dairy products such as milk and cheese, not drinking enough water or waiting too long to […]

Karo Syrup for Baby Constipation: Is it safe for Infants?

Karo syrup has long been suggested as a remedy to relieve infant constipation. A number of years ago there were concerns raised as to whether corn syrup (Karo) contains spores of bacteria which cause botulism (a gastro-intestinal illness) and can become fatal. It is honey which contains Botulinum spores and should not be given to […]

Infant Constipation Remedy: Baby Constipation Relief

Infant constipation means hard and infrequent stools. It does not mean grunting or straining. How often your infant should have a bowel movement depends on if your child is breast fed or bottle fed. Before you determine the best remedy, you should first determine if your infant is really constipated. The colon works to maintain […]

Does Iron Formula Cause Infant Constipation?

Although breast feeding is best for your baby, there may be reasons a new mom cannot or chooses not to breastfeed her baby. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends “infants who are not breastfed or are partially breastfed should receive an iron fortified formula…from birth to 12 months.” Iron helps produce red blood cells which […]