Warm Papaya Puree | Baby Constipation Recipe


Suitable Age

4 – 9 Months

Intended Purpose

Baby Constipation

Preparation Time

10 Minutes

Papaya is a great babyfood, because it does not contain as much sugar as other popular fruits (like pears) and it contains even more vitamin C than oranges. On top of that, papayas are rich in fiber, vitamin A and E and a great source of calcium and potassium.

Papaya contains papain, which supports the digestive function. That is why this fruit usually works really well for constipation.


1 Medium sized papaya (about 11.5oz or 330 grams – unpeeled)

1/8 Cup (30ml) of sterile water 

If you do not have sterile water, boil the water first and let it cool down to get rid of all germs!

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Peel and chop the papaya

Step 2

Add the chopped papaya to a blender and add the water

Step 3: 

Once blended, add to a pot and warm the puree up. Do not bring to boil! Just warm it up a bit!

Step 4:

Serve the papaya puree warm and on empty stomach

Feeding Recommendation

Babies 4 to 6 months of age:

1.5 tbls on empty stomach in the morning

1.5 tbls on empty stomach in the afternoon


Babies 7 to 9 months of age:

2.5 tbls on empty stomach in the morning

2.5 tbls on empty stomach in the afternoon


Nathalie Kaufmann

Nathalie has 15+ years of experience in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), acupuncture, reflexology, Shonishin baby massage techniques, Western and Eastern massage techniques (including TUINA), as well as herbal medicine and nutrition.

She has a degree in TCM (including nutrition) and a postgraduate diploma in Herbal Medicine. Moreover, Nathalie used to work for the highly respected Asante Academy in North London and was in charge of the Maternity Acupuncture Clinic at the Whittington hospital in London. She is also a member of the British Acupuncture Council, the official regulatory body for TCM in the UK.

Today, Nathalie runs her own company and has a broad customer base in London, where she specializes in the treatment of babies and children as well as gynecologic and fertility-related issues in women.


Looking for ways to help your baby with constipation?

Check out our Shonishin Baby Constipation Massage Course and learn how to help your little one!




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