Home remedy for constipation in infants

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It’s totally normal for infants below 3 months to poop once in 3-7 days. Breastfed infants don’t face issues with constipation. It happens mostly with formula fed infants. Whatever it is, it’s very common and easily treatable.
My baby was mostly breastfed and used to be formula fed once in 2-3 days. She was a colic baby and colic used to get worse when she does not pass her stools for more than a day.

Home remedy we used was dipping a betel leaf with castor oil and placing it on her stomach.
Castor oil is known for its cooling properties and used to relieve stomach pain. You can find it turning black in sometime.
Ok now that’s a remedy just for the stomach pain.

For constipation my doc suggested us to dip the stalk of the betel leaf with castor oil and dipping it into the anus. This was a good remedy and within hours she used to pass out her stools.

You can try Elcarim drops which is completely herbal daily to avoid colic. Elcarim drops is reviewed on the blog.

P.S: Always heat the castor oil and use. Just 30 seconds heating in the microwave will do.

Hope this helps!!!

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Jaishri is an IT professional and the founder of mommyswall. She is a mom of a lovely 4 year old and lives in Bangalore. She is also a certified Yoga instructor and believes in Natural living.
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6 Responses to Home remedy for constipation in infants

  1. Sushmita das says:

    Hi admin,my two months old passes a lot of gas and also strains to pass it. She is not pooping from 3 days and crying a lot while struggling to pass. She is exclusively breastfeed.today evening she popped around 1/2 spoonn that was too thick.plz suggest what i can do

    • admin says:

      She might be facing constipation. Feed her more breastmilk or try home remedies like rubbing castor oil on the navel. Please check the blog for home remedies.

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  4. harshita says:

    My son is 2 month old nd having colic pain every evening.
    he cries a lot. Please let me know how many drops of elcarim drops should be given nd how many times a day? Can I give him daily? Please answer..

    • admin says:

      Hi Harshita, you can give 3-4 drops of elcarim in the evenings. When he is three months the pain will go away on its own. Make sure you burp him through the day after every feed.

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