Causes of Constipation

Whether you've got a baby at home or a bigger kid, sometimes potty time can get strained. Here's some common causes of constipation in kids—and what to do about it.


Although breastfeeding or formula-fed babies can get constipated, it's more common in children eating solid foods. Bananas and iron-fortified cereals can make things worse, while adding some prunes or pears to your child's diet can help.

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