who receives only formula milk will typically have fewer bowel movements
than a breastfed child. Their stools will be thicker and have a different,
more greenish color.
treatment options are:
your baby's tummy.
at the belly button and then massage outwards in circles in a clockwise
direction. Some oil or cream on your fingers can also help. Only continue
if your baby enjoys the massage and is comfortable and relaxed.
your baby's legs in a cycling motion.
your baby so he or she is lying on their back. Hold their legs and
turn them gently in a quick cycling motion. This will make the stomach
muscles move and, in turn, put gentle pressure on the intestines to
make them move.
your baby a bath.
bath can make your baby relax so the stools are passed more easily.
Once your baby has relaxed in the bath, you can also massage their
stomach (see above). When you wash your baby's bottom, apply some
cream or petroleum jelly (Vaseline) around the outside of the anus.
you are making formula correctly.
baby is on formula milk, you should follow the instructions on the
If you make the mixture too thick by putting in more than the recommended
amount of powder can lead to constipation and other medical problems.
There are different brands of formula milk on the market, and they
are basically of equal quality.
It's best to stick to the same brand, because different formulas may
require different dilutions.
cooled, boiled water.
give your baby extra fluids with bottles of cooled, boiled water.