Hirschsprung’s Disease and Constipation

Hirschsprung’s disease is a disease of the large intestine, also called the colon. The disease usually occurs in children and causes severe constipation. The disease is present when a baby is born resulting from missing nerve cells in the last portion of a baby’s colon. It causes constipation because the baby has problems passing stool. […]

Children Homemade Laxative Recipe – Child Constipation Remedy

This home made natural laxative recipe for children is commonly suggested to promote regular bowel function by increasing soluble dietary fiber. These fibers add bulk to the stool by absorbing water in the colon and softening the stool. The bulk stimulates the intestinal muscles causing the softened stool to travel through the colon more quickly. […]

Irritable Bowel Syndrome in Children – IBS Remedies

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a digestive disorder that causes abdominal pain, bloating, gas, diarrhea, and constipation—or some combination of these problems. IBS affects people of all ages, including children. IBS is classified as a functional disorder because it is caused by a problem in how the intestines, or bowels, work. People with IBS tend […]

Natural Constipation Remedies for Children

Generally in children constipation is best treated by dietary changes and exercise. Natural remedies may initially be needed to provide immediate relief. Once constipation is alleviated, constipation recipes given in reduced amounts can help maintain prevention in the cases of chronic constipation. Contact your doctor if you have any concerns about the safety of using […]

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 […]