She is really struggling to do the business, and when she does the stools are really hard. What tends to cause constipation and what naural remedies are there?
I had to deal with the same problem when my son was 6 months old and he would have the same problem every now and then . Now he got better after the nurse gave me these advice.
When giving solid food, try giving only vegetables and skip the meats like pork,beef and fish. Eat more vegetables as they have loads of fiber. when he gets better, give her more vegetables over meat. eg:2/3 veges & 1/3 meat.
Meantime, also give her some fruit juice mixed with some water. Prune juice works well. You can also choose to give her fruit puree like papaya as papaya has loads of fiber so can help her problem.
This is an embarrassing question, but I have really bad constipation a lot of the time. My parents have been telling me for years to eat right, but I didn't listen because I didn't like healthy foods and it didn't really bother me, but as I've gotten older it's gradually gotten more and more painful. What should I do? My mom is willing to get me medicine for it. We already got Phillips stool softeners but they don't work much. It really hurts and I don't think I can handle it anymore, so I'm willing to do whatever I have to to make it stop. Please don't make fun of me, I know this is a question lots of people would love to make fun of, but I'm hoping a nice nurse or someone will answer. Thank you for your time and for helping me.
First go to a doctor if it as bad as you say. They will adive you on any futher action.
However the proper diet is usually key to solve constipation problems. To help my constipation I usually eat the following foods to help me. Of course not all of them in one sitting – wholemeal bread covered in honey or jam, weetabix, fruit – apples are especially good, hard boiled eggs.
Also natural remedies such as Senna will help too. You can get them in tablet form from most shops.
I hope that helps. I hope it gets better soon.