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Is it normal for a baby to squirm and move when he is making a bowel movement?

Is it normal for a baby to squirm and move when he is making a bowel movement?

Yes: Its also normal for your baby to become red in the face and grimace as if s/he is in pain. As long as your baby has soft stool they are not constipated. Remember breastfed babies over a month of age may go up to 10 days or 2 weeks without having a stool and this does not mean they are constipated. ...Read more

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Intestine (Definition)

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


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Is it normal for my baby to have a bowel movement after each feeding?

Is it normal for my baby to have a bowel movement after each feeding?

Yes: This is normal, especially with breastfed babies. It is also normal for breastfed babies to go 10 days to 2weeks without pooping. As long as they have soft stools and their belly does not seem to be getting bigger or hard or painful this is fine. If your baby's suddenly begins to have watery more frequent stools they may have an infection and should see a doctor to make sure they are hydrated. ...Read more

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My baby has not had a bowel movement for almost 2 days, is that normal?

My baby has not had a bowel movement for almost 2 days, is that normal?

Yes: If a baby is eagerly and happily feeding each day, if he has no tummy aches nor bloating, and if his poops are quite soft, then it is ok for him to poop only once every few days. If breastfeeding, he is digesting all the milk, and using almost all of it to maintain and grow his body (leaving very little solid material to make poop). The water part of milk is digested, and the baby urinates it out. ...Read more

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Is it hatmful to use glycerin suppo for my baby everyday to help her in her bowel movement?

Is it hatmful to use glycerin suppo for my baby everyday to help her in her bowel movement?

Yes: Glycerin suppositories are for short term relief of constipation. I don't recommend using them repeatedly or long term. Talk to your pediatrician about other, healthier ways to relieve constipation. ...Read more

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Ever since i had my baby it hurts really bad to have a bowel movement what can I do to help it?

Need more inf: If your bowel movements are of hard consistency, it is painful and you can try stool softer or miralax. You should see you physician and get checked to find and treat the cause of your problem. ...Read more

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I had a bowel movement today and noticed something unusual. There was something red in it. It looked like a baby red tomato. What is this?

I had a bowel movement today and noticed something unusual. There was something red in it. It looked like a baby red tomato. What is this?

Something you ate?: It sounds like you passed something that was not digested, possibly a pill or something swallowed whole. Watch your stool for any other abnormalities, especially blood or black tarry stool. If there is a family history of colon cancer, you need to let your doctor know. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my baby to breastfeed and not have a bowel movement for days?

Is it normal for my baby to breastfeed and not have a bowel movement for days?

Yes: If a baby is eagerly and happily breastfeeding each day, if he has no tummy aches nor bloating, and if his poops are quite soft, then it is ok for him to poop only once every few days. He is digesting all the breastmilk, and using almost all of it to maintain and grow his body (leaving very little solid material to make poop). The water in the milk is absorbed and later urinated out as pee. ...Read more

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New born 19days old have not had a bowel movement in 4 days what should I do ? Thanks baby is 19days old

Contact : Contact your pediatricians office for guidance and an evaluation. Make sure the infant is taking fluids well in the meantime. ...Read more

Bowel (Definition)

The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine ...Read more


Bowel Movement (Definition)

Expulsion of fecal material, food residue and bactrial residue, ...Read more