Constipation in babies is very common, affecting up to 40% of infants28 and there are many possible causes. But sometimes there is no obvious reason.
Common causes include:
Things to look out for include:
These symptoms may disappear immediately after having a bowel movement.28
In much rarer cases, constipation may be caused by a medical condition.21
Remember, it’s not unusual for a breastfed baby to go a week without having a bowel movement.21 And constipation is common if you’re changing to formula or cow’s milk.17
If you think your baby is constipated, it’s a good idea to talk to your doctor or pharmacist. There are many simple things you can do that might help your baby:
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