A 32-year-old female asked:
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my 5 month old daughter screams each time she has a bowel movement. she was constipated so we were giving her prune juice. it's not as thick now.

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Dr. Jalal Zuberi
44 years experience Pediatrics
Constipation checkup: Constipation at this age needs to be checked to rule out other medical condition that can cause discomfort while passing BM, such as a rectal fissure and other digestive problem. Prune juice and Karo syrup can provide temp relief & Vegie baby foods Adjust dose if BM's get loose. If baby is on formula, a change may be beneficial.Some breast fed babies, whose mothers have cnstipation show the sign
Answered on May 12, 2014
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