Episode #260: Helping Kids with Constipation with Dr. Caitlin O’Connor

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In this week’s episode we did something a little unique …. Dr. Elana did this fantastic interview with naturopathic doctor, Dr. Caitlin O’Connor as part of her Doctor Mom Membership and it was SO GOOD we couldn’t resist sharing it on our podcast!  

Dr. Caitlin and Dr. Elana chatted about constipation in kids and HOW common this condition is. They review what’s normal and not normal whether your child is breastfed, formula-fed, mixed-fed, or eating solids.  They also share clinical pearls on natural medicines that help in every stage…. For example, there are different remedies if your child is on formula versus breastfed and they even share tips for toddlers and older kiddos as well!

This interview is jam-packed with pearls for any Doctor Mom to feel confident and empowered when faced with a kiddo with constipation!

This is exactly how Dr. Elana envisioned her Doctor Mom Membership to be! A mama’s go-to resource center so when her child is sick she has her at-home protocols, expert interviews, safety resources and so much MORE so she can make calm, competent, and confident decisions as the leader of her family’s health and wellness!!For her members, they also get direct support and guidance from Dr. Elana on monthly live calls along with bi-weekly support on our private FB group. Join the community of over 1000 Doctor Moms all supporting one another being the superheroes for our kiddos when they need us the most!

If you love this interview with Dr. Caitlin and want to learn more about the Doctor Mom Constipation Protocol where you’ll find all the remedies discussed in today’s show along with recommended amounts based on weight or age, and more… join the Doctor Mom Membership at www.doctormommembereship.com.  

For less than $1/day you have access to Dr. Elana’s entire library of protocols, medicine favorites, home remedies, expert interviews and as a bonus you get her Vaccine Workshop and all of her Doctor Mom’s Courses FREE! It is all included… not to mention her favorite easy family-friendly recipes too! Learn more at www.doctormommembership.com and join today!

Topics Discussed: 

  • Definition of constipation
  • What is normal to expect for a breastfed baby versus a formula baby?
  • What is normal to expect for a baby over 6 months once they start solid foods?
  • What should poop look like?! 
  • What are some top causes of constipation in children?
  • What are 3 myths you hear about constipation we can bust for mamas?!
  • When is a doctor’s visit warranted versus when can a parent help their kiddo from home?
  • Frequently prescribed conventional medicines for constipation 
  • Favorite 3 home remedies or nutrition tips for constipation 
  • Favorite 3 natural medicines for constipation 
  • And more!

Show Notes: 

  • Click here to learn more about Dr. Elana Roumell’s Doctor Mom Membership, a membership designed for moms who want to be their child’s number one health advocate!
  • Click here to learn more about Steph Greunke, RD’s online nutrition program and community, Postpartum Reset, an intimate private community and online roadmap for any mama (or mama-to-be) who feels stuck, alone, and depleted and wants to learn how to thrive in motherhood.

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This episode’s guests

Dr. Caitlin provides Naturopathic care for women and children.  She pairs a philosophy of patient-centered, whole body, individualized care with an emphasis on nutrition, botanical medicine and a balanced approach to joyful living. For women, she has a focus on gut health, hormonal balance, optimal mood and energy with a specialty in enhancing preconception health and fertility, supporting a healthy pregnancy and balanced postpartum.   She also enjoys providing safe, effective options for children’s health and wellness – especially optimizing gut health, immunity and nutrition.