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My daughter is a month old and is constipated what should I do?

My daughter is a month old and is constipated what should I do?

Define constipation: A month old baby that is breast fed can have a little stool every feed or one overflow diaper every 7-10 days. If it is soft when he goes it is not constipation & needs no rx. If he is formula fed, and passing hard pellets, you can use juice.1oz of apple or prune juice 1-2x/day will help most. ...Read more

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My daughter is a month old and has been really constipated the past 3days what should I do?

My daughter is a month old and has been really constipated the past 3days what should I do?

That depends....: Sometimes mommies say their baby is constipated when the baby is grunting, turning red and crying, then having a soft bowel movement. That's not constipation, it's learning to use the belly muscles to push out the poop. If the baby is not uncomfortable and the poop is coming out soft, don't do anything. If the baby is uncomfortable and the poop is coming out like little marbles, see your doctor. ...Read more

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My daughter is about a month old and I has been constipated for the past 3days what or should I do?

My daughter is about a month old and I has been constipated for the past 3days what or should I do?

If she's breast-fed,: Infrequent stooling alternating with several stools in a day can be normal. If bottle-fed & her last stool was hard pebbles, check with her pediatrician about using an infant glycerine suppository. ...Read more

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My daughter is 3 yrs 4 months has develop constipation for last one month what can I do help her in this situation?

My daughter is 3 yrs 4 months has develop constipation for last one month what can I do help her in this situation?

See below: Reduce fatty food intake like some dairy foods like cheese, and excessive milk. Also, start to increase fruit and vegetables in the diet. Some fruit juices may help as well. To help loosen and soften stool, MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) is beneficial and a dose of 1 gram per kilogram of weight once a day is appropriate to start. ...Read more

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Daughter is 6 month old and has constipation, how can I fix that?

Daughter is 6 month old and has constipation, how can I fix that?

Constipation infant: Add sorbitol-containing juices (eg, apple, prune, or pear). If your child has already started solid foods, fruit purees can be used. Increasing fiber content of the infant’s solid foods is also recommended including multi-grain or barley cereal instead of rice cereal and pureed peas or prunes. Infrequent use of glycerin suppositories for very hard stool in the rectum. ...Read more

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My daughter is 1 year old and last two weeks she is getting constipation. What to do?

My daughter is 1 year old and last two weeks she is getting constipation. What to do?

Diet: Make sure diet includes fiber rich fruits and vegetables. I also recommend pear juice for constipated kids, just until the constipation resolves and then just as needed afterwards. I'm not a fan of a lot of juice as an every day thing, as they generally have a lot of sugar and very little nutritional value-kids are better off eating the fruit. ...Read more

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My daughter gets constipated a lot how often can I give her lactose weekly? I give her it morning & night but how many days in a week? She's 1 ty

My daughter gets constipated a lot how often can I give her lactose weekly? I give her it morning & night but how many days in a week? She's 1 ty

Alter diet: Lactulosecan be given as needed, but try altering your daughter's diet. Increase fruits vegeteles, legumes and nuts and reduce milk and milk products that she is eating and drinking. ...Read more

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My 2 year older daughter seems to be constipated. She won’t go to the loo. She refuses 2 eat prunes. How else can I relieve her of the pain she is in?

My 2 year older daughter seems to be constipated. She won’t go to the loo. She refuses 2 eat prunes. How else can I relieve her of the pain she is in?

Couple options: Fiber in her diet is important, good hydration is also key. Lastly Karo syrup is also a known home remedy along with a small spoon of mineral oil that can help with constipation. ...Read more

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Hi. My 18 month old daughter has constipation. It seems to be happening often. She is currently in pain. What can I do to help her now. Thank you Jay?

Hi. My 18 month old daughter has constipation. It seems to be happening often. She is currently in pain. What can I do to help her now. Thank you Jay?

Lactulose & glycerin: For immediate relief you can give lactulose syrup and insert a glycerine suppository. If it persists, you should consult for chronic treatment. ...Read more

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Hi I m very worried about mu little daughter she is 2 years old and have very swere constipation from birth plz tell me what can I do for her????,,

Hi I m very worried about mu little daughter she is 2 years old and have very swere constipation from birth plz tell me what can I do for her????,,

Child constipation: Causes - diet (not enough fluid and fiber, too much dairy), slow intestinal motility, stool withholding because of pain or fear of pooping, Hirschsprung's Disease, thyroid problems. These are the main causes but there are plenty of others. Regarding treatment, increase water and fiber intake and start Miralax (polyethylene glycol) 1-2 times per day to increase water content of stool (see other answers on treatment) ...Read more

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My 13 year old daughter poops her pants constantly. What could be wrong with her she has had issues with constipation but will not take any medicine

My 13 year old daughter poops her pants constantly. What could be wrong with her she has had issues with constipation but will not take any medicine

Before: Before trying to answer this- does she have fecal smearing in her underwear or does she defecate in her underpants with full stools? ...Read more

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Could my 3 yo daughter's cystitis be caused by her chronic constipation?

Cystitis: It is very unlikely that constipation will cause cystitis. The straining at stool may create pressure on the bladder resulting in symptoms suggestive of cystitis. Investigating the cause of the chronic constipation might be helpful. Dietary changes may alleviate this. See a pediatric urologist and hope she is better soon. ...Read more

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My daughter is 1w old & has been consipated for 3d and fussy. Is there any natural ways to help relive her constipation?

Constipation: I am sorry your daughter is uncomfortable. This is a very common newborn issue. However, before an answer can be given, more history would be needed. Specifically, what the baby is being fed and how often. These are things you can discuss with your pediatrician who will have plenty of good advice for you. ...Read more

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My 15mon old daughter has been severely constipated for about 2 weeks. How much of littletummy's laxative can we give her?

My 15mon old daughter has been severely constipated for about 2 weeks. How much of littletummy's laxative can we give her?

Diet modification: You child may be eating too much diary products limit her milk to 16-20 ounces. Add fruits and vegetables to diet as well as high fiber cereals. Dosage of little tummies is usually on the box. ...Read more

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My daughter is 30 days old and she pooped only day before yesterday afternoon. Is that a problem? Will tat be a constipation problem?

My daughter is 30 days old and she pooped only day before yesterday afternoon. Is that a problem? Will tat be a constipation problem?

HOW'S HER APPETITE?: If you newborn is not having regular stools it could be her diet. Are you feeding her foods other than her formula and how often? . Is she having any discomfort? When she has a stool is it soft? There are many factors which can constribute to contstipation.

Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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What baby foods cause constipation? My daughter has been pooping little balls throughout the day instead of going once. Plz help. She's 7mo.

What baby foods cause constipation? My daughter has been pooping little balls throughout the day instead of going once. Plz help. She's 7mo.

Natural plugs: Apple sauce, bananas & rice cereal are the main constipators in most infants. Peaches, pears, plums & barley cereal are usually helpful in loosening them. ...Read more

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I give my daughter magnesium to take as a laxative because she is always constipated, it's almost chronic. Is this a good idea?

I give my daughter magnesium to take as a laxative because she is always constipated, it's almost chronic. Is this a good idea?

Constipation??: Almost always due to her diet. Common causes of constipation are: rice, oatmeal, barley; barley; bananas, apples; milk. First eliminate those foods for next week; then add back a little one at a time and just a little bit. That usually does it. ...Read more

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I think my 3 year old daughter has been constipated for 2 weeks. She tried passing a hard stool tonight but it was to big to come out. What do I do?

I think my 3 year old daughter has been constipated for 2 weeks. She tried passing a hard stool tonight but it was to big to come out. What do I do?

Diet changes: Increase her water intake. Add more p- fruits like peach, pear, plum, prune, pineapple, papaya, pomegranate, pumpkin, and peas. You can consider smooth move tea (1/3 cup) a day til get her to poop. Vaseline on her anus to keep it from tearing when she needs to pass a large poop. If nothing is helping contact her pediatrician for more help. ...Read more

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My daughter has been taking levamisol for the last 18 months and has now finished them as told to my the doctor but since stopping she's constipated.

My daughter has been taking levamisol for the last 18 months and has now finished them as told to my the doctor but since stopping she's constipated.

Change a diet: Levamisol may be associated with diarrhea.
Since she didn't have one, I think her constipation relates to her dietary habits. Modify her diet: include more fibers, prune juice, beet root, mango, cantaloups and plenty of water. ...Read more

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My 16 mont old daughter has been very constipated for the past couple days and has extremely hard, pebble like white stools. She is otherwise healthy.?

My 16 mont old daughter has been very constipated for the past couple days and has extremely hard, pebble like white stools. She is otherwise healthy.?

Constipation: Make sure she is drinking plenty of water. Give her foods that are high in fiber - lots of vegetables and fruit. Prunes and prune juice really can be very helpful. Limit grains - wheat (bread and pasta) especially. Give mostly fresh, unprocessed foods - avoid foods that come in a box. ...Read more

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My 4year old daughter has been suffering on and off with clay/ white stools for a year, can this be caused by her constipation?

My 4year old daughter has been suffering on and off with clay/ white stools for a year, can this be caused by her constipation?

Clay stools: There are many reason for these stools go be clay whte stools. It could be constipation, but it also could be caused by malabsorption of either protein, carbohydrate or fat. A careful diet history might help to find the reason. ...Read more

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What's d best alternative milk I should give my 4 yrs old daughter with severe constipation & backpain. Been suffering since early 2011?

What's d best alternative milk I should give my 4 yrs old daughter with severe constipation & backpain. Been suffering since early 2011?

Severe constipation: Have you discussd this with her doc.? Does she have a disorder that causes such bad constipation & why does she have back pain? There are thigns u can do to alelviate constipation, so u should see ur doc. ...Read more

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My 18 month daughter has been constipated for a day and a half, and vomitted up part of her lunch today, I've given apple and cranberry juice no help?

My 18 month daughter has been constipated for a day and a half, and vomitted up part of her lunch today, I've given apple and cranberry juice no help?

Call pediatrician: This really needs to be addressed by the pediatrician with a physical examination to determine the full extent of what is going on. I wouldn't even give advice over this forum as I have not examined your daughter...Which is the most important thing that needs to happen here. ...Read more

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5 year old daughter has had intense pain in lower left side for over an hour. No other symptoms. Have taken pepto and drinking water. Constipation?

5 year old daughter has had intense pain in lower left side for over an hour. No other symptoms. Have taken pepto and drinking water. Constipation?

Agree: With going to er. Yes it could be constipation but there are other problems more serious that need to be ruled out. Generally intense abdominal pain that is unrelenting and lasts for more than 1-2 hours with no relief needs to be evaluated. ...Read more

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