Is My Baby or Toddler Constipated?
It can be difficult to tell if your baby or young child is constipated. Look for these signs.
It’s a common problem but can be hard to spot: constipation in babies or very young children.
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Pediatric gastroenterologist Lori Mahajan, MD, says that up to 30% of children will experience constipation.
Symptoms of constipation can be hard to spot, but here’s what to watch for:
Constipation often starts when kids are away from home and afraid to use the bathroom.
Dr. Mahajan says constipation often starts when kids are away from home and afraid to use the bathroom.
It’s important to treat constipation sooner than later, Dr. Mahajan adds. If constipation goes on long enough, even your child’s growth and development can be affected.