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4 month old baby afraid to poop?

4 month old baby afraid to poop?

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

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7 week old baby with hard stool?

7 week old baby with hard stool?

Infant-hard stool: Is your baby being breast fed or is the baby on formula. If on formula, contact your doctor about changing the formula to help with the problem. ...Read more

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My daughter poops very little hard balls. What can I give her to make her poop softer?

My daughter poops very little hard balls.  What can I give her to make her poop softer?

Fluid, fruits,veg,: Try fluids, fruits, veggies, whole grains, legumes. Not helping or worse-see doc. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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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

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Why does my baby projectile poop?

Why does my baby projectile poop?

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 more

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Is similac advance baby formula harsh on babies stomach?

Is similac advance baby formula harsh on babies stomach?

not for most: As one of the most successful formulas today this could not be if it were harsh on babies stomach.There are numerous reasons a baby may not tolerate a specific formula, and these are specific to the child. ...Read more

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2 mo old baby passes lots smelly farts. Poop mustard yellow, smelly. Sometimes in pain. Formula and breast fed. Tried ovol, gripe, massage. Concern?

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

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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?

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 more

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My 2 month old baby has mushy poos & really runny poos could his formula not agree with him?

My 2 month old baby has mushy poos & really runny poos could his formula not agree with him?

Babies stools: At this age still varies.Those can be normal.If watery stools with every diaper change you need to call your doctor. ...Read more

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My baby cries when he pees?

My baby cries when he pees?

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 more

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Im pooping little poop balls why?

Im pooping little poop balls why?

Constipation: You are likely constipated. Eating foods high in fiber such as fruits, veggies, or cereal. Also pushing plenty of water throughout the day. Consider some coffee or tea in the mornings. Try some apple or prince juice as well! ...Read more

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Why is my 8 month old sometimes screaming when he poops but poop is soft?

Anal fissure?: Even though his poop is soft, he may have an anal fissure and when he passes stool, it hurts him have him checked out by your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Am weaning my 6 week old infant onto formula and he is struggling to poo. Is he constipated?

Am weaning my 6 week old infant onto formula and he is struggling to poo. Is he constipated?

Change pattern: Weaning from breast milk to formula can result in a change in consistency of the stool. If your baby has not had a bowel movement in a few days, I would advise a visit with your pediatrician. The baby's mouth and eyes should be moist. ...Read more

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Why does my baby cry so hard when she cries?

Why does my baby cry so hard when she cries?

Crying: Some babies cry softly and some loudly. Your baby was born to cry hard and loud. If s/he is doing well otherwise, no need to worry. ...Read more

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Why is my baby fussy after I feed him?

Why is my baby fussy after I feed him?

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 more

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Should my baby poop after every feeding?

Should my baby poop after every feeding?

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 more

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