Constipation is a common problem in pregnancy and among kids

Yes, children and even babies can get constipated too. It's a common problem, with about one in three British parents saying that their child has had it at some point. If you think your child might be constipated, speak to a healthcare professional.

How to spot constipation in children

Apart from the obvious signs, like not passing stools regularly, children might also have other symptoms when they get constipated, including:

  • Loss of appetite

  • Lack of energy

  • Irritable, angry or unhappy

  • Bad-smelling wind

  • Stomach pain

If you are worried about your baby or child and constipation please talk to your health visitor or GP who will be able to help and advise on the best course of treatment.

Additional Info taken from NHS Choices www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Constipation/Pages/Causes

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