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A 29-year-old female asked about a female:

We have her gas drops .. and now she seems to be straining to poop.... could they have cause constipation ? she is 4 weeks old

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Normal: A 4 wk old uses his/her diaphragm to push along poop and many equate this with straining in older kids or adults, it is not. They have very loose abdominal muscles & poop laying down on their back. They don't have gravity or muscles assisting them. Infants make a great number of odd sounds & facial expressions every that mean nothing. Ignore this,it's normal.
Last updated Mar 9, 2017

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