Common and easy to treat


Health Visitor says

To avoid constipation and help stop it coming back make sure your child has a balanced diet including plenty of fibre such as fruit, vegetables, baked beans and wholegrain breakfast cereals.

We do not recommend unprocessed bran (an ingredient in some foods), which can cause bloating, flatulence (wind) and reduce the absorption of micronutrients. Drink plenty of fluids.

If a bottle fed baby becomes constipated you can try offering water between feeds (never dilute baby milk). If the problem doesn’t go away, talk to your Health Visitor or GP again.

Source: NICE guidelines 2009, constipation in children.