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What Causes Hard Stool In Babies
My 4 mth old formula fed baby has small, hard stools. She cries and seems to be in pain when passing them. Is this constipation? What can I do?
Constipation: Yes this is the most likely cause. I would recommend adding some more water to formula meals, increased water is the simplest way to help relieve constipation. Always keep an eye out for more serious conditions and talk to your doctor if your baby's appetite decreases or if there is vomiting, fever or other concerning symptoms. ...Read more
My child is 6 nonths.I ntriduced him baby food for the firat time.Apple n manfo flavour.He passed hard stool then.Is it normal?
Constipated infant: You child may be constipated because of the apple you are giving him. Apple contains pectin which is a solidifying agent. Change to another fruit such as apricots or peaches. ...Read more
My baby is constipated she's pushed and pushed to try to poop but only hard stool tries to come out .. What can I do she cries when pushs age 1 month?
Prune juice : Try giving 1 to 2 oz of prune juice per day. If the stool continues to be hard, then see your physician. ...Read more
18 month baby constant constipation, very hard stools and cries when pooping. The only relief is glycerin. Tried prune juice and veggies nothing works?
Call Pediatrician: Likely just extracts too much water from stool, leading to constipation. Can try apple juice as often better tolerated than prune juice (in quantity needed to help). Ask pediatrician about daily use of MiraLAX (1/4-1/2 cap in bottle of juice) to help keep stools softer from "above" so glycerin needed less often "below.". ...Read more
Can Pedialyte and water be used for infant constipation? My 7 wk old has hard stools and pain since switching to AR formula for reflux.
I have a 7months old baby has a constipation for 3 months sometimes a hard feces he feeds normally what kind of food making his condition better ?
Foods that cause...: ...Constipation include dairy and low fiber foods (white rice, white pasta, meats, etc.). Foods that help decrease constipation include water and anything high fiber (fruits, vegetables, whole grains). A little prune or pear juice can work wonders in helping relieve constipation. ...Read more
What are the symptoms of constipation for 2 mnt old baby?and how does constipated stool look like for baby?skipping 2 days in a week is constipation?
Constipation: is defined as less than 1 stool every 5 days. I can tell you from father as well as doctor experience that pooping is a skill that babies have to learn. At first, it will seem that they strain and struggle, but eventually they will figure it out. Breast fed babies usually get it sooner, but eventually, they all do. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Hello, my baby have constipation since she was 3 weeks, she will not pass stool for over 1 week,, I don't want her to get used to glycerin sp,help me?
Is constipation on a 5w old enough reason to run to the doctor? Baby strains and cries when pushing the stools. Clay consistency on soy formula.
Clay consistency: is not really constipation. Your baby is still adjusting to life and feels discomfort when this happens. Crying for help and expressing his feelings. Discuss with your pediatrician if this persist. May need to change formula, offer some water in between feelings. Help him push the stools out by pulling his legs up against abdomen and massaging gently below the navel. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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