Don’t Stress Over Baby’s Occasional Constipation

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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.

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Don't stress over baby's occasional constipation - 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.

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.

Don't stress over baby's occasional constipation - 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.

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.

Don't stress over baby's occasional constipation - 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.

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?

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Don't stress over baby's occasional constipation - 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.

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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19 thoughts on “Don’t Stress Over Baby’s Occasional Constipation”

  1. I think it’s natural to be more relaxed with a second baby compared to the first in pretty much all ways–just like anything else, the unknown is scary and we have to build confidence, right? Digestive issues do seem to be more common in infants these days, don’t you think? Or is it, possibly, that we just hear about them more often?

  2. My oldest, who is now 13, was a colicky baby too. I have so much guilt now, cause I look back and think if only I tried different formulas (or breastfed) she might have felt a lot better. She definitely had tummy issues.

    It was a different time though (yes, just 13 years ago). Nothing was really a quick Google away on the smartphone yet. Still, I wish I could go back and have done better.

  3. I had a lot of worry over my son’s constipation when he was young. I’m really glad that my son’s doctor helped to reassure me and give me some tips on how to make things better. Otherwise, I would have stayed in panic mode. Now that he’s older, I wonder if something like this might have helped.

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