How to get your baby to poop healthily and regularly

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Children can constipate when weaned onto solids. PHOTO|FOTOSEARCH

What you need to know:

What you need to know:

  • When my friend’s daughter hadn’t pooped in 36 hours, she was worried
  • For this reason, you should ideally have a bowel movement for every meal you eat

Last week, I attended to a baby having trouble with her bowel movements. According to most paediatricians, it’s fairly normal for an infant to go through phases where they only have three to four bowel movements a week. Some even go as far as to say that going once a week isn’t necessarily cause for concern.

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