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Constipation is when your baby has difficulty passing stool. Your baby's poo can be hard or dry, sometimes painful. This usually happens when there are changes to your baby's diet, for example, changing from breastmilk to formula milk or when they start to eat solids. Each baby is unique and different. Some may not have developed a bowel movement routine or pattern yet; that is why some babies poop once or twice a week while some babies poop every after feeding. As long as your baby is well and happy, there is nothing to worry about. However, when you see your baby in pain trying to pass a hard poo, it is time to talk to a pediatrician.
The leading cause of constipation is a change in diet, which is more common in formula-fed babies. Another reason is introducing new foods or flavors, not drinking enough fluids, or a lack of fiber in the diet. Constipation may also happen if your baby does not have enough nerve endings in the bowel, which is rare, or there is a problem with how the intestine was formed at birth. Another factor that can be considered in constipation is having metabolic conditions, thyroid deficiency, or problems with the spinal cord. You can talk to a health care provider if you suspect there is more to your child's constipation and be tested for the said conditions.
If you see your baby still in pain, struggling after trying the above home remedies, or has blood in stool, it is best to contact your baby's doctor. Also watch out for other symptoms like weakness, or vomiting. Consult a pediatrician first before giving suppositories, laxatives, enemas, or baby mineral oil.
"Definitely helped with my daughters gas problem! I put it on her and about ten minutes later she finally had made a good poop! We’ve been struggling with bowel movements (she's 5 weeks old) but now we don’t and she can poop and pass gas with less pain!"
-Kalei S., MEMEENO Customer
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The MEMEENO band helps soothe and calm your baby in a safe, stylish, and effective way. It keeps your baby’s tummy warm and protected. The band helps ease colic, tummy aches, gas, and general fussiness. When baby's happy, mama's happy and everyone can get back to the cuddles and snuggles.
*Not for babies with medical conditions (Gerd, Reflux, etc.)
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