Constipation in children, why?

If you’ve ever been constipated as an adult, you’re aware of how unpleasant it can be. Consider yourself a baby, toddler, or young child suffering from constipation. They don’t understand what’s going on, and depending on their age, they may or may not be able to communicate their symptoms. Your child may be constipated for a long time before you notice.
Constipation is infrequent bowel movements, typically fewer than three in 1 week. In many cases, child constipation is short term and resolves with treatment. Even though constipation is uncomfortable for infants and toddlers, it’s rarely a sign of an underlying condition. To treat it, though, you must learn the possible causes of constipation in your child. Here’s a list of possible reasons:
1. Unhealthy diet (fatty, sugary, or starchy foods).

2. Not enough exercise.

3. Not enough fluid intake.

4. Not going to the bathroom when they need to.

5. Stress.

6. Some kids have a condition called irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

Products to help ease kids constipation

Glycilax Children Suppositories

Glycilax Children Suppositories are used to help treat occasional constipation.

Aptamil Comfort 2

Aptamil Comfort 2 is a Follow on Formula Milk for infants of age 6 to 12 months who have problems with colic or constipation. This milk is formulated to make digestion easy and shorten stools.

Dr. Brown's Narrow-Neck Options+ Baby Bottle Pink 2-Pack

Your options have never been better with Dr. Brown’s Natural Flow Options+ Narrow Baby Bottle. From nipple to base, the Options+ Bottle makes for a comfortable feeding experience for baby.

Deflat Anti-Gas Drops

This product is used to relieve symptoms of extra gas caused by air swallowing or certain foods/infant formulas. Simethicone helps break up gas bubbles in the gut.

Pharmalife Gas Concentrated Drops

GAS and GAS GOCCE are preparations obtained from selected plants from crops subjected to rigorous biological and quality controls, such as Chamomile, Fennel, Carvi fruits, and Mint essential oil expertly mixed with concentrated Apple juice in order to help and naturally favor the physiological elimination of intestinal gas.


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