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How to deal with constipation in my 6months old baby ?

hi my baby girl is 6months old and 3rd week is running. my doctor suggested nestle cerelac when she was 5months completed. we started with half a spoon and later slowly we increased spoon by spoon. she is eating 4 spoons of cerelac with 120ml water twice a day. in between we are offering boiled apple or mashed banana fruit. and she is drinking water immediatle after having her meal . digestion is good. but the problem is with her stool. she is passing very hard stool.i am taking help of motion supllement tablets. as per doctors suggestion we started using neopeptine drops 0.5ml thrice a day. how to deal with her constipation . she is very active. and not dehydrated. only hard stool is her problem. please suggest me.
Asked On : Tue, 24 May 2011
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Give your baby the foods which are high in fiber such as: peas, apricots, peaches, spinach, plums, prunes, and pears.

In older infants who just begin solid foods, you can avoid the foods like bananas, cereals, and applesauce as they can aggravate constipation.

When your baby has constipation, it is better to give prunes, barley, apricots, oatmeal cereals, plums, peaches and various vegetables.

Juices greatly help you when you notice constipation in your infant. Feed with juices like prune and apple. Use in moderate quantities.

Other things you can do to treat infant constipation include:

Gently massage your baby's tummy. Begin at the belly button and then massage outwards in circles in a clockwise direction. Take some cream or oil on your fingers. [Baby massage]
Rotate your infant's legs in a cyclic motion. This cause the stomach muscles to move.
Feed with cool or boiled water.
Give your baby a soothing bath. Bathing makes your baby to relax thus making the stools to pass easily. Whenever you wash your baby's bottom, use petroleum jelly or any cream around the outside of the anus.
Taking proper care can greatly help your child to relieve constipation, otherwise they suffer with stomach pain or upset stomach.

still problem is there then he need laxative given according to doctor

Answered: Tue, 24 May 2011
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