Constipation is when your child has trouble
doing a poo, or does not go to the toilet often enough.
It may be because the poo’s too hard and painful to push out.
What’s normal? Zero to 3 months of age have 2 to 4 poos a day, but some breast-fed babies may only poo once a week. By two years of age, most have at least one
poo a day. They are solid but still soft.
Some common signs of constipation are stomach cramps, pain when passing a poo.
For your baby’s constipation, see your doctor. These are some of the things that may help
your child’s constipation. Eat more fruit, vegetables, cereals, and foods
with fibre. Drink prune juice, and plenty of water.
Give your child around 5 minutes after meals to sit on a toilet.
Make it rewarding and fun!