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Infant stool and constipation

An infant's stools can be an important indicator of their health and dietary needs. For example, constipation, with hard, dry stools, can be a sign that your baby is not getting enough fluid in their diet.

Bowel motions will change in colour and frequency as your baby grows and the variety of foods eaten increases. It is important to know what sort of changes to expect and when changes in your baby's bowel habits might be a sign that their needs are not being met.

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Infant constipation guide
When babies start solids
Managing constipation in toddlers

Infant stool guide