By definition, constipation means that your baby poos less than three times a week, having hard pallets or straining potty times. Constipation is caused by several reasons such as from false eating habits, insufficient fiber foods, insufficient water drinking less, lack of exercise, gastrointestinal diseases, or colon and anus nervous disorders. Constipation also found in patients with scleroderma, Parkinson, patients with spinal cord injury. It can be the result of hormones as well. For example, in diabetes patients, the malfunction of thyroid glade while in pregnancy the abdominal pressure might clock bowel movement. In colorectal cancer patients, medical treatment can cause constipation. Paralyzed patients can also have the same problem.
When your baby has constipation, applying enemas or laxatives on your own is not recommended. You should bring your baby to visit a doctor to determine the cause, have him or her drinking enough water and fruit and vegetables, and exercise. Enemas can solve the problem only temporarily. Doing it often might cause damage on a long term.