Do you have a baby who seems to have constant problems with digestion? The baby’s constipation is a pain for you as a mother and you want to help him in the most natural way possible.
Try herbal teas, which is what I am going to talk about in this article. Keep reading.
The main reasons leading to constipation are usually introducing solid foods to your baby’s diet, intolerance or allergy to milk protein, consumption of dairy products in large quantities, milk formula or dehydration.
Baby’s constipation should be taken seriously. A study conducted by American researchers concluded that 25% of babies with constipation will have symptoms in adulthood, worrying fact given constipation symptoms significantly decreasing the quality of life. However, statistics show that male infants are more prone to constipation than girls.
Also, the children fed with formula milk are more likely to develop constipation than those breastfed. Let us not forget that the introduction of cow’s milk in the diet increases the baby’s risk of being constipated because of allergenic factors.
Chamomile tea. Chamomile has antiseptic and laxative effects, which is why it is used since ancient times to treat constipation. Chamomile tea can also be used for babies, provided you do not sweeten it. Also, depending on age, you must be careful with the quantity. For a month-old baby, it should be sufficient a few teaspoons of chamomile infusion.
Mint tea. So far, it has shown that is useful in diarrheal disease, gallbladder diseases, antinauseants, or in the case of colic including irritable bowel. For babies, it’s better to be careful on concentration and quantity. Peppermint tea should not be very concentrated, nor should be administered in large amounts. Usually, they are enough four to five teaspoons of peppermint tea after a meal of milk.
Fennel tea. Fennel seed tea helps slow digestion and treatment of conditions such as weakened digestive bloating, digestion difficult, spastic colitis and constipation. Also, if the little one also has colic, fennel tea will act to solve both problems. Just like chamomile tea, fennel tea shouldn’t be sweetened and it should be administered only a few teaspoons.
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