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i can hear my new born pushing trying to poop but he can't is there anyway i can help him?

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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Yes if needed: Sometimes a newborn makes a bunch of grunty sounds that really mean nothing. They have no social conscience and worry little that their noises would bother us. You can coat a q-tip with vasaline & insert it in the anus to the depth of the cotton & move it a bit & a stool that is ready to move should easily follow it out.
Answered on Sep 15, 2012
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