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What to do if the baby has constipation after adding supplementary food

90-95% of infants and young children with constipation are functional, such as lack of dietary fiber, water and oil in the diet; or caused by lack of exercise, which can be solved by diet and increased exercise.

The baby has difficulty defecation after adding supplementary food, and the stool is dry, hard and granular. Parents must first rule out the constipation caused by pathology. In fact, baby constipation is mostly related to diet, so to improve this problem, we need to start with dietary conditioning. The following methods are for your reference:

√ Eat more foods high in dietary fiber

√ Don't eat too finely

√ Don't ignore drinking water

√ Some fermented dairy products containing probiotics

√ Regular daily life

√ Take lactulose reasonably

√ Pay attention to allergies

Let the baby exercise more. Parents can massage the baby's abdomen to promote fecal elimination. For older babies, parents can encourage him to turn over and crawl on his own to increase the stimulation of the intestines.

Parents must remember not to use these 3 wrong methods:

× Pull by hand

× Use soap

× Unauthorized use of drugs

In addition, parents need to know that eating bananas does not promote bowel movements. Mom and dad can also use simple abdominal massage and anal orifice stimulation to help the baby defecate.

What food supplements should babies eat for constipation?

When constipation, the diet can increase the intake of dietary fiber.

Specifically, these foods are the main ones, and some common foods are listed for each category.

Whole grains

oat

Quinoa

Buckwheat

Sorghum

black rice

Millet

corn

brown rice

Beans

red beans

green beans

Edamame

broad bean

pea

Chickpeas

Vegetables

Lotus root

Okra

Amaranth

Choy Sum

Enoki mushroom

Tricholoma

mushroom

Kale

Fruits

Apple

pear

Prune

Kiwi

Honeydew

Mulberry

Pitaya

You can usually eat each of the above types of food, don't just eat one type.

Many babies love to eat fruits because of their good taste. They are suitable for emergencies.

Fruits can give priority to apples, pears, prunes, and bananas cannot relieve constipation.

In addition, usually pay attention to a balanced diet, eat all kinds of food, and have vegetables, fruits, meat and eggs, which is the basis of health.

If it is a long-term constipation problem, or it is difficult to improve through diet, you can consult a doctor.

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