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Did you know that there is a formula that can help babies that have occasional
constipation? I was intrigued by this new product when Enfamil® asked me to write
a post about the benefits of their new formula called Reguline™.
When your baby is crying and you have done everything you know how to do, you
start to think of things that could make them uncomfortable but they are not able to tell you about
Occasional constipation can be one of those issues. First let’s look at what you are dealing with.
What exactly is constipation? According to the National Institutes of Health,
constipation is what happens when stool spends too much time in the colon. The
colon absorbs too much water from the stool, making it hard and dry. Hard, dry
stool is more difficult for the muscles of the rectum to push out of the body.
The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests asking yourself the following questions.
These signs can suggest actual constipation:
Is your baby excessively fussy?
Is she spitting up more than usual?
Is he having dramatically more or fewer bowel movements than before?
Are her stools unusually hard, or do they contain blood?
Does he strain for more than 10 minutes without success?
If you baby is showing these symptoms you need to check in with their pediatrician
and make sure that there are no serious issues going on that you need to be worried
about, and ask your doctor about a change in formula such as Enfamil® Reguline™ Formula for your baby.
Enfamil® Reguline™ has a blend of two prebiotics that help feed good bacteria in the digestive system.
There are numerous products that you can use over the counter, to combat
occasional constipation in infants but it has been found that changing their diet,
adding juice, more water is the best and most successful long term solution.
Grandmothers all over the world will tell you that the best thing you can do if you
are constipated is to eat more fruit, I am sure you have all heard the advice.
The problem comes in when you have a baby who is occasionally constipated and
too young for juice or to eat fruit.
This is where Enfamil® Reguline™ may help. Having a formula to turn to that may
help when your baby is occasionally constipated is such an amazing thing. I don’t
like to give babies medicines and I really don’t like having to do enemas or
suppositories on them. It is uncomfortable for you and it is, of course, uncomfortable for them.
You may be asking yourself what are prebiotics? Prebiotics are a type of
carbohydrate also found in breast milk that help support digestive health
Prebiotic 1 – less complex carbohydrate designed to feed the good bacteria at the
Prebiotic 2 – more complex carbohydrate designed to feed the good bacteria
Enfamil has a blend of two prebiotics:
beginning of the large intestine
throughout the large intestine
Enfamil® Reguline™ also has gentle protein,
Designed to help support digestive health and promote soft stools.
Enfamil Reguline is a Milk-based infant formula that has a prebiotic blend and
If your baby is having occasional constipation, I would urge you to check out
Enfamil® Reguline™ Formula at reguline.com they have all kinds of information that
can help you and your baby get through occasional constipation easier.
partially broken down proteins for the first 12 months.
Disclosure: I received product and compensation for this sponsored post written by me on behalf of Mead Johnson Nutrition. All opinions are my own and not those of Mead Johnson Nutrition.