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Hard Baby Poops
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
Need attention: There might be a problem and you need to get him to be checked by a pediatrician. ...Read more
Fluid, fruits,veg,: Try fluids, fruits, veggies, whole grains, legumes. Not helping or worse-see doc. ...Read more
2 month old formula fed baby passing adult-like stool? Semi hard constitency/long tubes. She is very fussy/cries most of the day. Formula change?
In the absence of : diarrhea, vomiting, poor weight gain, eczema, wheezing or other signs of milk protein allergy or milk protein intolerance, I'd say take your baby & a diaper full of stool to her pediatrician, discuss your concerns & wait to see what her physical exam reveals before trying an elimination diet. An elimination diet includes re-introducing the suspected offending food under medical supervision. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
13 month old son has been constipated since birth. Taking miralax (polyethylene glycol). Stools are soft but hard to pass. He screams in pain, cries & grunts when pooping.
Needs specialist: If the stools are soft and your son is still crying in pain with bowel movements, a referral to a pediatric gastroenterologist (specialist in stomach and bowel problems) is in order. It is possible that there is an anatomical problem which is interfering with normal stooling. Ask your primary doctor if a referral is needed. ...Read more
Baby pushes poop out: If a baby is eating, behaving, and growing fine... But has loose poops that can hit a target 18 inches away, he may be normal, especially if breastfed. Some breastfed babies have loose stools (a bit looser than spaghetti sauce). If he likes to push his poop out, it will squirt out fast enough to hit mom or dad. If he is very gassy, has smelly poop, or is not growing well, a doctor should evaluate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
2 mo old baby passes lots smelly farts. Poop mustard yellow, smelly. Sometimes in pain. Formula and breast fed. Tried ovol, gripe, massage. Concern?
Baby poop: What you are describing all sounds very normal. The poop is a reflection of the bacteria in the baby's gut as well as your diet (as you are sometimes breast feeding). Babies often cry when trying to have bowel movements - it's a new thing for them and they have to learn how to relax a sphincter and at the same time are bearing down to push the stool out - they get frustrated/cry - it gets better ...Read more
My 7 month old baby's poo is so strong i can't say he is constipated because he poos everyday but his poo comes like small hard stones maybe 5 piece?
He is constipated: Constipation is hard small stools...Often infrequent too but not always.. Dairy can cause constipation. So can bananas...Try increasing his p fruits first- peach pear plum prune pumpkin papaya- they a ll make one poop. If formula fed, you can try gentle ease or nutramigen and see if that helps, sometimes chiropractic can also alleviate constipation. If none of this works, talk to your doc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My baby is 3 months old, I think shes constipated, her poop is coming out like hard pebbles, and she pushes hard. Can I give her anything to help?
Apple or prune juice: For constipated babies, a little apple or prune juice every day can work wonders in keeping things moving. ...Read more
Need more info: An infant may be startled by the sensation of emptying. Little girls are prone to irritation from stool ot soap on their sensitive genitals. Some will dig at themself in light sleep and abrade sensitive skin that burns when urine passes over it. Some may have a bladder infection or infection of the outlet. A description of age and sex helps us focus on an issue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probiotics: Many children will do better by simply adding a probiotic. The good bacteria help colonize the gut and assist digestion. Use one like culturelle baby or flora baby. Fussiness after eating clues me in to a digestive issue and i like to address that issue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Stooling patterns for infants are very different from adults. Some newborns poop after every feed (yes that can mean 8 times a day!). Some breastfed babies, however, absorb all the nutrients in the milk and can go up to a week without a poopey diaper. As long as your baby is gaining weight well, his stool is soft, there's no blood in the diaper and the stool isn't a white color its probably ok. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer