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It is hard to believe before you have kids how much your life with be consumed with the pooping habits of your children. You have no idea how many poopy diapers you are going to deal with when your child is a baby. Not just that, but sometimes you have to deal with occasional constipation – dealing with the lack of poopy diapers can almost be more stressful than all the poopy diapers. Enfamil® Reguline™ is an infant formula specifically designed to help support your baby’s digestive health and to promote soft stools which can help make going poop a little easier. This is a sponsored post from Mead Johnson Nutrition and my experiences with this very normal but also very stressful time in a mommy’s life.
I had to deal with enough stress when I was a mom to one baby (I now have a 3 year old and a toddler, which means a whole new set of potty training issues – a mom’s work is never done!). One thing that I wish I had known about when my kids were little was that I didn’t need to worry about every little thing that I did worry about. Especially with babies, they can’t tell you what they need. But as a mom – you know. Or you ask someone for help.
If I could go back, I would tell my younger mommy self to worry a little less and learn a little bit more. There are a lot of things you can do to manage your baby’s occasional constipation. Plus, it is completely normal! Babies are just learning how to poop (yes, they need to learn), so you can expect changes in their stooling pattern.
When my second daughter was very young (in the first month or two) she had very bad “colic” and occasional constipation. At least that is what I called it, we never took her to the pediatrician for her issues (mistake #1). She had gas, trouble sleeping and would cry for hours. I was breastfeeding at the time and I tried changing my diet and also giving her over the counter medicine to help. Over time she got better, but now I wonder – could Enfamil® Reguline™ have helped her?
If you think your baby has occasional constipation and you want to learn more, head over to Reguline.com and also talk to your baby’s pediatrician. The more you learn, the less worried and stressed you will be which is good for the whole family.
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