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A 34-year-old male asked:

I have a two months old baby and when ever she has to pass stool she crys its always difficult for her... help i don't know what to do...

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Dr. Anthony Filly
Radiology 26 years experience
Probably constipated: Of course there can always be something more worrisome going on, but it is unlikely. If the stool is hard and not soft, it is most likely that she is constipated. If you can get her to eat some baby prunes for a few days, it will likely get a lot better. Another option is MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) if available in south africa.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Painful stools: Baby may be dehydrated, or constipated from formula ingredients, or fever. Try giving few ounces of water. See pediatrician concerning formula (may need different type) or fever. Peds may recommend more fluids, or otc stool softener, or glycerin suppository (not 2 b used often).

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