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A 56-year-old female asked about a 30-year-old female:

What food should a breast feeding mother eat to recent constipation for baby?

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Dr. David Namerow
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Eat healthfully!: Constipation is infrequent hard stools. Many breast fed babies have infrequent loose stools which are normal. Unless your baby has infrequent hard stools and is uncomfortable, no need for any special foods in your diet. Some food such as broccoli may cause your baby to be gassy. But infrequent stools that are not hard may be normal for your baby! eat a heathy diet with lots of fluids!
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Dr. Martin Fried
Nutrition 38 years experience
Constipation?: What is considered constipation? Sometimes a child may not have a bowel movement for a few days while breast fed. This can be normal. I don't recommend a change in your diet at this time. Please consult with your childs pediatrician to further evaluate his condition.
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Last updated Feb 4, 2014

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