Infant Constipation and
Homeopathy can help babies and
infants resolve constipation gently and quickly. Contact
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Tips For Treating Infant
If your baby is constipated, use in infant formula
probiotic to help restore the friendly bacteria in the bowel
and help bowel health. Infant probiotics are perfectly safe and can be
mixed in with yoghurt for older babies on solids.
Nursing mothers should check their diet and be sure
their baby is not sensitive to cow's milk or dairy. Nursing
mothers should be stay very hydrated and drink plenty of water and eat
more fruits and juicy foods to be sure they are producing an adequate
supply of breast milk. Be careful to not over-do the fiber in your
own diet if your baby is constipated.
When babies are on solids as well as milk, give them
fruit or fruit juice to encourage a bowel movement.and give them
water as well.
Constipation can depress immunity, allow for more toxins
the body, holdback development and preventing the proper assimilation of
nutrients. This means it may contribute to poor growth and picky
eaters. Therefore, constipation is significant in relation to your
baby's overall health.
Homeopathic Remedies For Constipation
In Babies and Infants:
This is useful if your baby seems to be not bothered at all in any way by
being constipated and the bowel just seems inactive. This baby is a placid
type, who gets a bit sweaty round the back of the head, is pudgy with chubby
cheeks and contented. The constipation may accompany teething as well or
not. They may have trouble digesting milk or be sensitive to lactose or
This is where the baby will be irritable with the constipation. Very
gassy. Lots of burping and/or farting alongside the complaint. Instead of
having a poor appetite, they seem to never get enough to satisfy them and
particularly get hungry at night-time. They will also be clingy and fussy
general from the discomfort and their abdomen will be distended or hard as a
impatient, determined baby. Can irritable but is independent rather than
clingy. Is more frustration with developmental milestones than other babies.
Give this also where the baby has had any conventional medicines that
have upset the system or where the baby needed a laxative to produce a
bowel movement. This baby will be trying to will strain and push but
nothing will come out.
For stubborn constipation in
infants, brought on by a frightening delivery, ailments from fright for
the mother, a prolonged and difficult delivery. Also from fear or
fright during the pregnancy for the mother. Due to inaction of the intestines, a regular paralysis of the
peristaltic movement. Absence of desire, no urging to stool and so the feces become impacted in the bowels.
When passed they are little, hard, dry, black balls. It may get worse
from gas buildling up in the upper part
of the intestines.
When stools are hard, small and dark and are produced with much
strain and effort. The stool may recede after baby has tried to make a
bowel movement . Use if the constipation starts up coinciding with difficult and slow teething. Use if your baby's appetite is poor and
they are not gaining weight satisfactorily.