Top
20
Doctor insights on: My Baby Is Constipated What Can I Do

Share
1

1
What can I do if my baby is overweight?

What can I do if my baby is overweight?

Depends: If a child is < 6 months old, not much, and don't worry. If a child is > 6 months old, make sure the food they're eating is healthy. This means no juices or "junk" food. Also, the earlier a child is introduced to "solid" foods, the more likely he/she is to be overweight. To avoid this, wait until at least 4-6 months old to introduce (soft) cereals and fruits/veggies. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
Dr. Eric Kaplan
2,525 doctors shared insights

Constipation (Definition)

Constipation is difficulty passing ...Read more


3

3
How do I know what is giving my baby gas?

How do I know what is giving my baby gas?

Make a diary: Creating a daily diary of foods, bowel movements, and gas can be helpful in finding the culprit. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
What can I do if my 6 month old baby is constipated.

What can I  do if my 6 month old baby is constipated.

Increase fluids...: Trying to increase his fluids (prune or apple juice works well) is probably the best bet for helping him with his constipation. If he doesn't like juices, water is fine also. If this doesn't help, i would talk with his doctor. He made need some sort of medication. ...Read more

6

6
My newborn baby keeps crying, i think she is constipated, what can I do to stop her pain.Please.

My newborn baby keeps crying, i think she is constipated, what can I do to stop her pain.Please.

Crying vs pain: Please do not get into the habit of equating crying with pain. Babies cry for hours every single day. This is how they communicate, stretch out their lungs, get you to come and hold them, get you to feed them. Make sure you are burping well, swaddle baby so they feel more secure, make sure baby getting enough to eat. If questions about normal stool patterns and whether she is constipated, ask doc. ...Read more

7

7
Doc my newborn baby is constipated what can I do?

Doc my newborn baby is constipated what can I do?

Constipated baby: If you are breast feeding a baby can go as long as not having a stool.This is not considered condtipation but normal for breast fed babies. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
8

8
I can't poop, but I am not constipated. What is this called and how do I get over this?

I can't poop, but I am not constipated. What is this called and how do I get over this?

Outlet constipation?: When you say you are not constipated i presume that means the stool is not hard. Difficulty passing soft stool is what we call "outlet constipation", meaning the mechanics of passing stool are not working well. Can be narrowing of the anal canal or lower rectum, spasm of the pelvic floor muscles or conditions such as rectocele. There are several colon and rectal surgeons near you. See one. ...Read more

9

9
What can I do if my baby has congestion?

What can I do if my baby has congestion?

?age?: The first months are troubled by narrow nasal passages & exposure to dust, fragrences, smoke & other irritants.Baby tries to flush these out of the nose with mucous but this often ends as congestion & produces rattling with breathing. The best rx is washing out the nose with saline & suctioning the remainder. Eliminate irritants from babies environment & this will happen less. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
What do I do after i breastfeed my baby? What baby has to do and how?

What do I do after i breastfeed my baby? What baby has to do and how?

Nourish & nurture : To promote your baby's development, learn her cues for hunger, satiety, fatigue, & discomfort, talk, play while she's on her tummy on the floor, read; no tv till age 2. Have a consistent bedtime & routine, wipe out her mouth before putting her on her back in her own crib, drowsy but awake, to self-calm to fall asleep.Personalize the aap's healthy child app or on www.Aap.Org for more. ...Read more

11

11
What can I do for my 3 month old he is having hard stools how can I relive them?

What can I do for my 3 month old he is having hard stools how can I relive them?

See below: If the child is bottle fed mostly, replace one bottle a day with a baby juice like prune, pear, etc. The increased sugar content in the juice and other components should start to soften the stool. As a last resort if the child is straining to push out a stool, a piece of a glycerin suppository placed in the rectum can help the stool to slide out. ...Read more

12

12
Why is my child having large, hard stools and what can I do to help?

Why is my child having large, hard stools and what can I do to help?

Diet and exercise: An old computer term, "garbage in, garbage out" sort of applies. Much of the modern U.S. Diet tends to cause constipation: fried foods, cheese, white breads & pastas, white rice, red meats, sweets, bananas, excess milk, & more. Avoid or limit these foods. Instead, use fresh veggies, fruits, white meats, lots of water, whole grain cereals/breads/pastas, brown rice. Exercise/activity helps, too. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
13

13
What can I do if my baby is biting me while breastfeeding?

What can I do if my baby is biting me while breastfeeding?

Re-latch: A very common reason for biting while nursing is the baby is not latched on correctly and much more obvious when baby get teeth. If a baby is properly latched, with the nipple far inside his mouth and vigorously nursing he can not bite you. It is when they stop and your nipple slides that they bite. Try to anticipate it, if he stops nursing, gently remove your nipple and have him re-latch. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
14

14
My baby is 16 days old and is constipated what can I do ?

My baby is 16 days old and is constipated what can I do ?

See details: How do you define constipation? The baby's diet is just milk so there is little material available for bms. Is there has been none for more than 2 or 3 days speaks with your pediatrician. ...Read more

15

15
What can I do if my son is chewing and spitting food what can I do?

What can I do if my son is chewing and spitting food what can I do?

Depends : It really depends on the age of your son. Young children just getting started on foods that need to be chewed will often spit out food as they are mastering the swallowing process. Children who are a liitle older may do it just for attention or to see your response. An older child is almost certainly doing it for response. The cause will help determine how you intervene. ...Read more

16

16
What can I do for my baby to not become a cry baby?

What can I do for my baby to not become a cry baby?

Accept and nurture: Babies cry to get basic needs met early & later cry in tantrums & responding to negative events.Nurturing does not create a cry baby.The kid who stubs his toe will cry loud & briefly, settle & return to play. The parent who tells him to stop crying invalidates his decision that it hurt & degrades his self worth.Try to strike a balance accepting the valid cry & rejecting the self indulgent whining. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
17

17
How can I help my baby wih gas? I have a 10 week old baby thats breastfed and is very gassy and gas drops don't seem to help is there anything else i can do for her

How can I help my baby wih gas? I have a 10 week old baby thats breastfed and is very gassy and gas drops don't seem to help is there anything else i can do for her

Every : Every baby has gas, just some are more bothered by it than others. The good news is that over time, gassiness and fussiness improve. In the mean time, here are a few tips to help get you through the next few weeks to months: - don't change your diet. Even though many folks will tell you this or that food causes breastfed babies to be gassy, none of it has actually been proven with research. Keep a varied diet so that you and your baby can get all the nutrients you need. If your baby does have a food sensitivity (such as milk protein allergy) she will have other signs of illness such as poor weight gain, vomiting or bloody stool. - burp frequently. Many babies (especially the voracious eaters) will suck in air as they eat. Try burping her every 3-5 minutes and between breasts to avoid all that air having to travel through her gut instead. - check your letdown. Do you have a forceful milk letdown causing your baby to choke, cough, gag, or gulp air? If so, check out the website below for helpful tips. - encourage regular stooling. Babies who do not poop often can be gassy. If your baby is only having a bowel movement once a day or less, you may want to encourage more frequent stooling with 1 oz of prune or pear juice per day. - check for thrush. Thrush is a fungal infection in a newborn's mouth which looks like white plaques on the tongue, inside the cheeks and lips. Thrush can also worsen gassiness and fussiness. Call your child's doctor if you suspect a thrush infection. I hope this helps! it will get better. ...Read more

18

18
How can I tell if my baby is tired?

How can I tell if my baby is tired?

Learn babies ques: In early infancy babies love to interact with their caregivers and have a hard time letting go of the aleart state. The drift thru wake and sleep states like an adult drifting off in a boring lecture. If baby is tired, they may fuss to let you know they are tired & want you to fix it. If you reduce stimulation and let them settle in their "tired place" they will often drift off. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
19

19
How do I know if my baby is dehydrated?

How do I know if my baby is dehydrated?

Poor urine output: There are several ways you can tell if your baby is dehydrated. The most important one is if you notice that your baby's diapers are drier than normal or that he or she has fewer wet diapers. Other signs include dry lips, flat fontanelle if your baby is less than six months old, crying without tears, and decreased activity level. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer