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constipation on daily basis?

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Dr. Kenneth Mirkin
Gastroenterology 45 years experience
Fiber: Should be on high fiber diet and drink. Alot of fluids. Should consider colonoscopy to be sure it is nothing serious (depending on your age).
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
No: No this is constipation! get on a hi fiber diet, 20-25 grams of fiber per day, drink 80-100 ounces of non caffeinated, non alcoholic fluids daily and increase your fluids if you do strenuous work or exercise. Do not use harsh laxatives. You need to eat and drink properly for normal bowel function.

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Could my baby constipated?

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Dr. Pamela Lindor
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Yes: Babies who are passing hard, formed stools and seem to have pain with stools may be constipated. Frequency of bowel movements is usually not important, if the stool is soft and the baby has no pain or straining. See your pediatrician if you suspect your baby has pain with bowel movements or if you see blood in the stool.
A member asked:

How can I cure my baby's constipation?

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Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 26 years experience
It depends...: This answer depends on whether the baby is breastfed, how is the baby feeding, is the baby gaining weight well, is the baby eating solid foods, is the baby's abdomen distended? How often does the child have a bm? Is the bm soft? Are they rock hard? Does the baby cry when he has a bm? The answers to these questions are necessary to determine true constipation in a baby which is quite rare.
A member asked:

Does my baby have constipation?

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Dr. Nanette Nuessle
Specializes in Pediatrics
No: Normal infants can go 7-10 days without a bowel movement, longer if they are breast fed. Formula fed babies stool more frequently, and babies on soy formula stool the most frequently. As physicians, we tend not to get worried, unless the baby is excessively fussy with attempts to stool. All babies will get somewhat upset-you would too, if you had to lie on you back to stool! giving water helps.
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A 38-year-old member asked:

What are some tips for managing my baby's constipation?

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Dr. Pamela Lindor
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Prune juice: I prefer to try prune juice (or prune baby food) first! babies love the sweet taste, and giving some every day can keep their stools soft. In younger infants, corn syrup, about 1-2 tsp, added to formula, can loosen stools as well. Breast fed babies very rarely have hard stools, so it's not usually an issue for them.
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A 24-year-old male asked:

Consuming soya chunks on daily basis leads to constipation? Is it advice able to do so... 50 grams approx.?

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Dr. Sandra Pinkham
Holistic Medicine 53 years experience
Listen to your body: Soy can inhibit the thyroid in some people. Try a different protein. Or eat soy with laxative deep leafy greens and see if this solves the problem. A balanced diet with fresh vegetables, fruits, unprocessed foods, good essential fatty acids, high quality proteins, and good starches are needed for optimal health and bowel function.

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