Increase in tension in the gut can cause a baby to be constipated (see Constipation). Unlike adults a baby who is constipated can still have a soft stool but may have great difficult in passing it. Sometimes they can strain for several hours before passing a sloppy stool. No two babies are alike but it is more usual for there to be at least one dirty nappy a day, however if the stools are hard dry or painful to pass its a sign of constipation.
A short programme of treatment with Connective Tissue Manipulation reduces the tension in the connective tissue and helps to restore the normal function to the gut.