It’s so hard to see our little ones in pain.
It may not seem like a “big deal”, but for a growing body who’s digestive system is just starting to get used, it can be a traumatizing experience for both you and your baby. One of the questions I get asked most frequently is what can we do to help a constipated baby.
Constipation in babies is very common especially between 6 to 9 months. And at one point or another, you’ll have to deal with it.
First, let’s start with some definitions.
The actual definition of constipation is to have less than one bowel movement for each meal you had the day before.
Assuming you are having breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the next day, your goal is to expect three bowel movements. And the same principle applies to your baby. If they are on one meal, expect at least one bowel movement. To complicate things more, most babies will generally have more because they are still drinking milk so those still count.
You need to balance three things to prevent or treat constipation
When one of those is out of balance for what your baby’s body likes. It will result in constipation.
Let dive deeper into these principles. And by the way, they apply not only to babies but pretty much to most human bodies 😉
In this first video, I talk about the balancing water, fat, fiber and give you an inside look at how I look at any constipation problem.
Now that you know a bit more about the principle of finding the best ratio of water, fat, and fiber, in this video, I go over some practical tips you can do in real life.