Home Remedies for Infant Constipation

There are many effective home remedies for infant constipation. Try some of the below mentioned remedies and cure for your infant:
  • Feed your infant with more of fruit juice mainly extracted from apple, cherry, grapes, pear or prune.
  • If your baby has started eating solid foods, then you can feed him or her with fiber rich foods such as peas, beans, peaches, prunes, apricots, plums and spinach.
  • Don't try any laxative on your baby without any instructions from a child specialist.
  • You can even try a gentle massage on the tummy in a clockwise direction. Place your hand on the navel of your baby and move in circular motion. This will help your baby relieved from pain.
  • A warm bath given to your baby can also be effective in treating constipation.
  • Position your baby on his or her back and hold her legs to move in a cyclic manner. This will help in improving the digestive system and relieve a gassy baby.
  • Avoid feeding your baby with rice cereals, bananas and applesauce as these foods may worsen the condition.
  • You can feed infant with barley, oatmeal and green leafy vegetables. These are beneficial in relieving a constipated infant.
  • Apple juice contains pectin and lots of sugar. Pectin is a healing factor and helps in adding bulk to your infant's stool whereas sugar helps in relieving constipation.

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