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Foods that cause and relieve constipation in babies

If you are a new mom, you probably already notice your baby's pooping schedule and if your baby has trouble passing stool or passes a lot of gas on a daily basis, you will undoubtedly be concerned. However, there is no need to be at alarm because it's possible your little one is suffering from constipation. 

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The pooping habits of a child are often influenced by his eating habits and some foods can cause constipation in newborns especially when they first start eating solid foods.

Here are foods that cause constipation in babies

1 Milk Protein

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In newborns, milk protein can cause constipation. This condition can be caused by proteins found in milk other than those found in breast milk, therefore as a parent, you must be cautious once you start giving your kid formula milk. 

2 Rice

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Rice is one of the solid that most moms consider introducing as the first food to their babies. However, rice is high in carbohydrates, and babies may have difficulty digesting it which results in constipation.

3 Carrots

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Carrots are generally safe for babies whether fed raw or in juice form. However, feeding your baby steam-cooked carrots may lead to constipation because steamed carrots cause difficult bowel movements in babies.

Foods that help relieve constipation in babies

1 Prunes

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Prunes are a good source of fiber and multivitamins. They can help to ease and speed up bowel movements because they are high in fiber. Prunes can be soaked overnight and then fed to a baby the next morning.

2 Oatmeal

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Oatmeal is a popular and commonly chosen snack for newborns. It is a wonderful diet for children who have constipation on a regular basis because oatmeal is high in fiber which helps relieve constipation.

3 Berries

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Berries are a wonderful diet for newborns because they are high in antioxidants. They are also high in fiber which is why making them an essential part of your baby's diet is important. Berries can be given to your baby in pureed form.

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