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my 1 month year old baby is having constipation what should i do?

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Dr. Scott Diede
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Not constipated?: It would be very rare for a child this age to have constipation since they are only taking in formula or breast milk. It is perfectly normal, for example, for breastfed infants to have a bowel movement once a week. Formula-fed go more often. How often does your baby go? If your baby is feeding well and not vomiting, you baby is ok.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Breast or formula ?: Breast fed infants can go a little every feed or overflow a diaper once a week. If it is soft when they go i don't worry about it. Formula fed babies usually have a more predictable pattern of daily stools. If stools are getting hard, i often try full strength prune juice, 1oz once or more/d.Takes about 3d to get things moving.

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What can you do for infant constipation?

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Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 54 years experience
CONSTIPATION: Mothers are advised to give water with karo syrup in between feedings or diluted juices or add 1 oz more water to the formula to correct constipation.
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A 34-year-old male asked:

How to see if an infant (1month) is constipated? And at what point does it become a cause for concern?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Basics: Constipation in an infant means they pass hard or dry stools. If it is soft when they go it is not. Young infants have weak belly muscles & often use their fussing/breathing muscles to push food along or poop out. This makes the belly seem hard & many think they are in pain.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
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breast fed kids can go a little every feed or a bunch once a week-time delay does not = constipation, dry poop does
Apr 6, 2020

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