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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
Maybe: Not if you are asking for a baby or for yourself. In general, when anyone has constipation, it could be because a certain food has affected the gut. It helps to change things around, maybe another type of cereal. Whenever constipation exists, it should be immediately addressed as you are doing! try probiotics if the constipation persists despite changing the diet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Newborn had only 2 bowel movements. Taking simethicone after feedings. Lots of gas, fussiness, crying. Supplementing breast milk with similac.
Fussiness: Breast fe babies can have a stool with each feeding, once a, day or can go as pong as a week without having one. They maybet fussy as the week progresses. Try burping your infant frequently If he seems to be constipated you may give him formula with 1-2 tablespoons with dark Karo syrup ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hirschsprings disease? Son has been constipated since birth (13 mths). Hard stools and screams, grunts when pooping. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) does not work.
Other causes: A four month old does not have bowel control where he is afraid to poop. You dont mention it, but if you are breast feeding an infant can go as long as a week without pooping and is within the realm of normality. If he is on f ormula he maybe constipated by too much formula. ...Read more
Diet and fluids: I rarely prescribe meds for ibs. In my experience teaching people to eat and drink properly resolves most if not all symptoms when the patient is compliant and follows through. Hi fiber, 80-100 ounces non caffeine, non alcoholic beverages each day, regular meal times, excercise. Consistency is the key to being symptom free. ...Read more
5w old supplemented baby constipated 1 big bowel movement after rectal stimulation a small bowel movement with suppository 2xday Karo syrup still pain?
Maybe: A baby can develop transient lactose intolerance after a bad diarrhea. It seldom lasts more than a week or two, and healing is delayed if lactose containing feeds continue during the illness.You really didn't offer much to go on.In the future please list the kids age and other symptoms when you ask a question. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Rome Criteria: There is no lab test or procedure to diagnose ibs, but labs, xrays, colonoscopy, endoscopy can be used to rule out other conditions that are similar to ibs. Ibs is often diagnosed when one has the signs and symptoms of the rome criteria. These are criteria that experts have set up to diagnose ibs. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
5months old baby having green,froathy stool 4times aday,exclusive breast feed,is this normal,when will my baby stool pattern comes normal?
BM in formula fed: Infant. They may go from several times a day to once a week. It is very much a variable thing. The idea that an infant has to go everyday or they are not " normal" is just not true. Think about how different we all are as adults. As long as baby does not have a rock hard tender abdomen, no fever, is eating well, and not tearing its little bum when it goes it is okay. What goes in will come out. ...Read more