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Tuesday, 9 April 2019

How to treat infant constipation ?

Tiejun Tang

I am a regular contributor of Your wellness Magazine since 2017. In next issue I was asked to answer a question about infant constipation. I would like to share this topic in here. I hope this small paragraph can help more parents and their babies. 

Question:
My son, who is two, often suffers from constipation. What can I do to help?

Answer:
Infant constipation is quite common. The main reasons of infant constipation are: 1) Food ingredients are not suitable; 2) Long-term lack of diet; 3) Intestinal function problems; 4) Digestive tract developmental malformation. We need to find out what reason caused his constipation. 

Your question is too simple. We need more information to analysis his diagnosis. How often of his bowel movement? How is his diet? Does he have abdominal pain? Does he have barium enema examination? If his constipation is due to unsuitable food ingredients, I suggest you just change his diet. Let him eat more vegetables and fruits which rich of fibers. Drinking more water and add some honey which can help to release constipation.

Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine can release constipation easily. But it is quite difficult to do acupuncture for a two years old infant. He maybe couldn’t accept the taste of herb decoction. In this condition we can do infant Tuina massage for small baby. It also will get good effect to release constipation of babies. You can find a local Chinese medicine practitioner do to this infant massage. You also can learn this manipulation and practice on your son by click the video below.


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