TUMMY TROUBLES: CONSTIPATION IN INFANTS
COMMON QUESTION #3
My infant son’s been fussy lately, and I think he’s having trouble with his bowel movements. Can this be constipation?
DR. KATIE’S ANSWER
Absolutely, although, babies’ stool frequency and consistency can change. But if you feel your child is suffering from constipation, speak with your pediatrician. Your doctor can give you some great tips that can help with constipation, such as increasing water intake or introducing small amounts of prune juice. The most important thing is to never give your child a glycerine suppository without being advised by a pediatrician.
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