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4 month old hard stool

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
13 years experience Pediatrics
Constipation: Please discuss infant constipation with your pediatrician. A breast fed baby can go days without stools but they should not be hard or cause child to ... Read More

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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Farshad Fani Marvasti
14 years experience Family Medicine
Constipation: Yes this is the most likely cause. I would recommend adding some more water to formula meals, increased water is the simplest way to help relieve con ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Janousky
37 years experience Pediatrics
Feeding: Some baby foods are more constipating-apples, bananas, sweet potatoes. Other foods like peaches, pears, prunes are more loosening. Extra water in your ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Normal: The stool color is provided by the bile from the liver that is adds to fecal debris.It starts out a deep green & slowly changes thru greens to yel ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
46 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Black taqrry stools at that age may be a sign of gastrointestinal disease and bleeding.. See your doctor asap.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Prune juice: I like using full strength prune juice 1-2 oz given spaced out 1-3X/day. This works like a osmotic laxative because baby doesn't absorb all the fruit ... Read More
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A 1-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
35 years experience Pediatrics
Bright Red Blood: Hard stool in a baby or toddler can also cause a hemorrhoid or anal fissure, as it can in n adult. Be sure to give him a diet that will help stimulate ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aylwin david Nathaniel
Specializes in General Practice
Hydration: It can be a feature of her hydration. Increase the water intake and consider glycerin suppositories. Alternatively, you can do a virtual consultation ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
46 years experience Pediatrics
Problem digesting: Sounds like a problem digesting whatever the milk is.Trying a different formula may help.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julan Crane
25 years experience Pediatrics
Constpation: Hard to answer without more information as to all you have tried. How about two ounces of water and two ounces of prune juice once a day
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