Constipation is defined as difficulties in bowel movements characterized by hard or firm stools and irregular or infrequent bowel movement. It is labeled chronic if the symptoms are present for more than two weeks.
The causes of constipation in infants and toddlers include:
Here are some symptoms of constipation seen in young children:
You should call the doctor immediately if the following are noted:
The following methods may be used to reduce constipation:
If nothing works, it is important to consult your doctor immediately.