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Common Baby Health Problems Parents Should Be Aware Of

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CONSTIPATION

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Your infant will usually poop at least once a day, but it’s not out of the norm for her to experience occasional constipation. She might strain, turn red in the face, or even cry while struggling with a bowel movement. Remember, infants have weak abdominal muscles that sometimes make it difficult to have a bowel movement. Infant constipation often begins in earnest once she starts eating solid food. If your baby is old enough, you might try adding a little extra water or even prune juice to diet. Feeding her pureed peas or prunes, which contain more fiber, might help as well.

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