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1 Week Old Baby Bowel Movements
5w old supplemented baby constipated 1 big bowel movement after rectal stimulation a small bowel movement with suppository 2xday Karo syrup still pain?
The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more
My baby is 6.5 months old, breastfed and eating baby food. Should he have a bowel movement every day?
Not Necessary: He could , but some babies can have a bm every 2-7 days.If not fussy and no problems when going this is a normal variation. ...Read more
3 month old baby doing green potty with mucus 4 times day after .Strickly breast feed but last week 1 time fed with formulae.
It depends!: The frequency, color and consistency of normal infant stools vary a lot. Green is not abnormal. Mucous can reflect inflammation, as in bacterial stool infection or an allergic problem. If your baby's stools became more frequent and contained mucous only after a bottle of formula, it may be a milk protein allergy. If the baby is feeding and acting well, i'd keep nursing and talk to the doctor. ...Read more
3 month old breast milk fed baby having bowel movements every 2-3 days for the past week and foul smelling gas. Is this normal?
My 1 yr old daughter passing soft mucus stools. frequency increased from 1 to 4 times a day. no fever. eating well. two new teeth, new milk. straining?
Is constipation in babies normal? My 1 month old girl has constipation and doesn't poop every day and her stomach feels hard?
What is constipation: In a one month breast fed baby no poop for a few days is normal as long as the poop in not hard. Babies in the first month or so have frequents pooh so this change to less frequent pooh causes much worry but is normal regardless on apparent straining. At this age babies also have periods of unexplained crying which sometimes are attributed to gas or trouble with pooh. This is not the case! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 14 days old baby is keep on straining when shes passing stool? Is she constipated? Shes passing a stool 4 times a day and shes on form
How fed ????: A breast fed infant may stool a bit every feeding or an overflow diaper once a week. If it is soft it is not constipation. If formula fed, the pattern is more likely to be a few daily or at least every other day. If stools are soft & baby feeds well & plays, there is no reason to be concerned. Babies make noise & push stool with their breathing muscle since their belly muscles are weak. ...Read more
8 month old baby boy passing liquidy green stools frequently and after every food having occasional fever?
Mild viral illness: Sounds like a mild "viral gastroenteritis" or stomach virus. Feed through the diarrhea and protect his bottom with diaper creams and rinsing gently (not wiping after his bowel movements). Starches like rice, cereals may help. Yogurt has friendly bacterial and may facilitate more formed stool. If he is has persistent fever, vomiting and not tolerating anything orally, have him evaluated. ...Read more
My 2year old son had bowel movement after each meal, the stool looks ok, is that normal?Too much fiber?
Not a problem: Most people in our society are chronically constipated. People eating a whole foods indigenous-type diet average 2 bowel movements a day, but there is no problem with having 3 a day. I don't believe there is such a thing as too much fiber, as i know of no evidence of any harm from a high-fiber diet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
17 month old toddler boy. 5-10 frequent bowel movements past 2-3 weeks. Ranges from diarrhea to solid. Tried probiotic for kids no better. ?
Toddlers diarrhea: Your child has whats known as toddlers diarrhea. It may be caused from drinking juice. Juices contain fructose or sorbitol which are sugars that cause diarrhea in toddlers. Also some of the dyes added to fruit juices may also cause problems. To help you determine where the problem is use a diet diary. ...Read more
My 9 week old son poops once every 10 days. Yet, he's pooped 3 times in the past three days, 1 for everyday, andhis poop has been bright green/watery/stringy. Could therebe a problem?
Probably ok: Frequent, loose, sometimes greenish stools in infants indicate "rapid transit" of stools that can be due to host of issues but unless he is not eating, having fever, appearing ill may resolve with just observation or care with the diet if other foods have been introduced. If adding new foods this may be part of the problem but not necessarily mean they have to be stopped if this problem resolves. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Six week old exclusively breastfed baby with insanely smelly gas, not appearing in pain, bm every few days. Normal?
10 week old exclusively breast-fed baby, started having frequent green stools with mucous, immediately after his 2 months vaccinations. Normal ?
Color changes in : Infants' stools as the intestine becomes colonized with new bacteriae, until they become "adult" brown. See pediatrician for green liquid stools, especially with fever, mucus can be benign, from swallowed saliva or mucus if he has a cold. If he is fretful, not feeding or gaining weight well, check for malabsorption or food allergy. It's very unlikely that immunizations are related in any way. ...Read more
How often should a breastfed + formula supplemented baby have a bowel movement? Bowel movement forced by rectal exam after 36 hours of last stool.
BM and baby: Babies poop at very different intervals. GENERALLY breast fed babies poop more frequently than formula fed/supplemented babies. If you child is not in any distress I would NOT be doing rectal probing to force a BM. Only a trained physician should perform this as serious injury can occur to your child. Expect breast fed baby to poop 3-6 times a day and formula fed baby maybe 2-3 a day on ave. ...Read more
My 1 week old baby boy is becoming periodically fussy and makes grunting groaning and half cries. Almost like hes in pain. He's formula and breastfed.
May be very normal!: If your baby is feeding very well and has soft stool, in addition to having some very quiet peaceful moments he may be just perfect. This is not uncommon for the littlest guys. They are brand new to the planet and first learning about their own bodies. If unsure, take him to your pediatrician. ...Read more
My 3 mth bm issues, teething n has lots gas a wk ago i gave her 1 dose which was 1tbs of called water grapes now has bm after each feed? Normal!
NO MEDICINE:: 3 month old doesn't teeth. Usual age of teething is 7 month on an average. For bowel issues and gas, talk to her pediatrician. She might need change of formula if formula fed. If breast feeding, nothing to worry, no change needed. Breast fed babies can have one bm every 5-7 days or 5-7 times a day. No medication, no juice, no experiment at all. Talk to her pediatrician please. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Constipation : Chronic and moderate severity is causing the rectal bleeding. You need to be aggressive with managing this problem.Else he will suffer from fecal soiling and UTI as a consequence.He will be scared to move his bowels especially with associated abdominal pain and rectal pain . Get him checked by his pediatrician. ...Read more
2w old girl fussy and gassy breastfed/supplemented. Pediatrician changed to soy formula. Normal Bowel movements only during rectal stimulation worried?
Don't worry: First, if at all possible to just breast feed and not supplement formula at all would be best for fussy/gassy infant. Human milk is for human babies. You'll make enough if she feeds from you regularly. Next, it's ok to do rectal stimulation for a little while if that how she can relax her sphincter. MANY babies squeeze their sphincters instead of relaxing it, and then grunt and cry. Normal! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
16 year old girl; has mild cerebral palsy, she has always had big hard stool been complaining of her stomach hurting after a bowel movement?
Check it out: Her pediatrician or pediatric gastroenterologist may want to do at least a plain x-ray of her abdomen to determine if she needs a " clean-out" before using miralax (polyethylene glycol). It is worth investigating, as years of distention of her colon place her at risk for diverticulosis, diverticulitis & possibly colon cancer in her 40's-50's. After the clean-out, the MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) is used long-term to assure soft stools. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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