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Flaxseed for Baby Constipation: Flax Seed for Infants

Many parents wonder if flaxseed or the oil should be given to constipated infants. Flax seed is more nutritious than flaxseed oil because it contains protein, vitamins, minerals, lignans and fiber. Flaxseed oil contains no fiber and very little lignan. Some people prefer flax oil for its omega-3 fatty acids and not having to grind the seeds. For constipation relief and dietary fiber, use flax seeds and not the oil.

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. […]

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 […]