Is the baby really constipated? Whether a baby is constipated does not depend on the length of time between two bowel movements, but on the shape of the stool and the baby\’s condition. As long as the baby\’s stool is not dry and the amount is normal, there are no abnormalities in eating, general condition, and weight gain, and there are no symptoms such as abdominal distension, vomiting, or loss of appetite, there is no need to worry. Some exclusively breastfed babies may not have bowel movements for several days, which may be due to abdominal congestion. As long as the defecation process is not very laborious and the shape of the stool is not dry and lumpy, it is normal. What is \”saving belly\”? Diarrhea refers to a common physiological phenomenon in which the baby\’s digestive ability gradually improves after the full moon and can fully digest and absorb breast milk, resulting in very little food residue produced every day, which is not enough to stimulate the rectum to form defecation. If the baby has loss of appetite, fullness and pain in the abdomen, crying and straining during defecation, a small amount of stool, dry stool, or even blood on the surface, it indicates the occurrence of constipation. If you are constipated, constipation is more common in formula-fed babies. For babies who cannot eat fruits and vegetables, mothers can try the following methods: let the baby do more exercises. If the baby can\’t crawl yet, you can let it lie flat on its back. The mother holds the baby\’s legs and slowly helps the baby do the \”bicycle\” movement. Such passive exercises can also help babies relieve constipation. Massage the baby\’s abdomen. Place four fingers together around the baby\’s navel and massage the baby\’s abdomen clockwise to stimulate intestinal peristalsis. Moisturize the skin around the anus. One of the pains of constipation in babies is the damage to the delicate skin tissue of the anal opening, and in severe cases, anal fissures may occur. At this time, you need to apply some moist glycerin to the baby\’s anus to help the wound heal and reduce pain caused by friction. Reminder: If your baby often needs external stimulation to defecate, seek medical attention as soon as possible.