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You all know that I love Bobbie baby formula (use discount code BUMBLEBABY10) for so many reasons – firstly, because of their fight to end the stigma around nourishing your baby with formula, and secondly, because their product is incredible and what so many families have been asking for – a US made, European style, organic formula modeled after breastmilk! Another thing I love about Bobbie is how easy it is on baby’s tummies. This has been my own personal experience, along with that of my friends and customers— Bobbie baby formula supports digestion and regularity.
I also value Bobbie for their brand and ingredient transparency. They were recently awarded two certifications— the Clean Label Project Purity Award (read more from Bobbie here) and Pesticide Free certification. These show that Bobbie is going beyond what is required in order to bring parents (and Bobbie’s own babies) a best in class formula.
A little about babies and constipation:
Choosing a baby formula is really hard – there are so many factors that go into making the decision. For me, my most recent baby, Roey, did not have a lactose intolerance, so I knew I had a wide range of options as most formulas are made with cow’s milk.
Since Roey had mechanical reflux, or reflux due to the anatomy of her stomach, it was important to me to find a formula with a protein ratio that was closest to breastmilk. This ratio supports easy digestion and quick stomach emptying, which was crucial for my baby and also meant less straining, less constipation, and therefore, less spit up!
We only had the chance to use Bobbie baby formula for about 6 weeks since they had launched just before Roey’s first birthday. We loved it and so did she. In fact, we loved it so much that we now sell it in our brick and mortar store (come check it out!).
What causes constipation in babies?
Some babies are just more prone to constipation – whether fed with breast milk or formula. Babies who are formula fed tend to be more prone to constipation. Expressed/human milk tends to be more easily digested by most babies. For this reason, breastfed babies tend to poop a lot more frequently.
Any changes in your baby’s feeding can cause constipation as well – such as introducing formula, switching formulas, or introducing solids.
Luckily, we didn’t have many issues in the constipation department, but I know this is something many families struggle with while using formula.
Signs and symptoms of baby constipation:
- Baby has hard, pebble like stools
- Straining and bearing down – with little to no poop in the diaper
- Baby is having less poops than usual
- Pain and belly bloating*
- Blood streaks or anal fissures*
*Always contact your health provider in these cases or if you have concerns about your baby’s health.