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Dr. Nanette Nuessle Dr. Nuessle
Pediatrics
years in practice
University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine
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What does it mean if my newborn is constipated and weak?

What does it mean if my newborn is constipated and weak?

Neurologic Disease: Constipation alone is quite common in infants. However, constipation with weakness is very worrying. It can be a sign of botulism, which can occur when infants under a year of age are given honey. This infection can be treated if caught early. ...Read more

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Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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My newborn is 2 weeks old and severely constipated. What can I do?

My newborn is 2 weeks old and severely constipated. What can I do?

Depends: Straining or irregular stooling doen not mean constipation.The 2 wo breast fed kid may go 7-10 days without a stool or poo a little at each meal.As long as it is soft, i don't consider that constipation. If the kid is putting out dry rabbit pellets or stool bigger than your finger you can sometimes tease a stool out using vasaline on a q-tip inserted to the length of the cotton & worked around. ...Read more

Dr. Holly Maes Dr. Maes
Pediatrics
32 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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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

Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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What doctor would i take my newborn to for constipation?

What doctor would i take my newborn to for constipation?

Depends: Straining or irregular stooling doen not mean constipation.The nb breast fed kid may go 7-10 days without a stool or poo a little at each meal.As long as it is soft, i don't consider that constipation. If the kid is putting out dry rabbit pellets or stool bigger than your finger you should start with the pediatrician. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick Dr. Novick
Pediatrics
54 years in practice
University of Bern Faculty of Medicine
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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

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Dr. Cornelia Franz Dr. Franz
Pediatrics
years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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My newborn baby that 19, days old and she keeps crying i think she constipated, what can I give my new infant baby for the pain. Can suppositories use?

My newborn baby that 19, days old and she keeps crying i think she constipated, what can I give my new infant baby for the pain. Can suppositories use?

Constipation: Is hard and infrequent stools. You can give a glycerin suppository once and see igf that helps. Baby may be crying if mom is breastfeeding and drinking milk, eating dairy. If using milk based formula then can also cause tummy ache. Baby could be colicky too.. Go see your doctor and discuss this. You will feel better and so will baby! ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick Dr. Novick
Pediatrics
54 years in practice
University of Bern Faculty of Medicine
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My newborn has soft green poop like ice cream is she constipated?

My newborn has soft green poop like ice cream is she constipated?

Green poop: No the green stool may be a transition stool containing meconium. ...Read more

Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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What can I do to stop my newborn from being constipated, he is straining to poop since yesterday, i tryed warm water but i didn't see any results?

What can I do to stop my newborn from being constipated, he is straining to poop since yesterday, i tryed warm water but i didn't see any results?

Constipated ???: Constipation is best defined as a thickened or dry stool produced when the large intestine extracts too much water. Breast fed babies can have poo every feed or only 1/wk. If it is soft, it is normal.Formula fed babies go more often.Full strength apple juice or prune juice @ 1 oz once or twice daily will often loosen stools. ...Read more

Dr. Jovita Anyanwu Dr. Anyanwu
Internal Medicine
26 years in practice
Lyceum Northwestern, Dr. Francisco Q. Duque Medical Foundation
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Dr. Nadine Lahage Dr. Lahage
Pediatrics - Neonatology
18 years in practice
St Joseph's University Faculty of Medicine
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How can you cure constipation in a newborn?

How can you cure constipation in a newborn?

Is it really constip: It is important to know that newborns (that is up to one month of age) can have a bowel movement anywhere between 12 times a day to once a week and not be constipated. As long as they are comfortable, stool is soft and feeding well. If it is really constipation, then you might incorporate small amount of water into the diet. In severe cases your doctor might need to look for underlying problems. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Blazar Dr. Blazar
Obstetrics & Gynecology
58 years in practice
Tufts University School of Medicine
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Dr. Natalie Hodge Dr. Hodge
Pediatrics
22 years in practice
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
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Why do newborns get constipated ?

Why do newborns get constipated ?

Several Reasons: By the time the baby goes home from the hospital we like to see several meconium stools daily. In the first week of life constipation can be related to relative dehydration in anticipation of mom's milk coming in. There are other more rare causes that are associated with abdominal distension, so that is a symptom to watch for. ...Read more

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Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Is there any thing to give a newborn for constipation?

Is there any thing to give a newborn for constipation?

Define & use natural: If your baby is having firm stools that are hard to pass, i accept the label.If breast fed, stooling less often& skipping days i would leave it alone if still soft. Bf infants can stool a little every feed or a crib full once a week.Bottle fed kids are expected to go daily. I've had success with undiluted prune or apple juice, 1oz once or twice daily.Water may also help ...Read more

Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Can similac advance infant formula with iron make a newborn constipated?

Can similac advance infant formula with iron make a newborn constipated?

Not specifically: This is an old myth that is perpetuated year to year. Iron given at therapeutic levels can cause constipation, but studies find no correlation with the level in formula. Infants may process one brand of formula slower or faster than another and any delay in emptying will lead to constipation. ...Read more

Dr. Vipin Bhavsar Dr. Bhavsar
Pediatrics - Neonatology
39 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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Dr. Susan Hoffman Dr. Hoffman
Pediatrics
24 years in practice
University of Vermont College of Medicine
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Newborn strains to poo but not constipated,normal poo.To a point where he starts crying.Also grunts alot at night bedtime.Is this normal?Thank you

Newborn strains to poo but not constipated,normal poo.To a point where he starts crying.Also grunts alot at night bedtime.Is this normal?Thank you

Normal: Newborns can make a lot of funny noises, including grunting, especially with gas. Having a BM can be a lot of work for a little one-- weak abdominal muscles, lying flat...so you can help him--put him in a sitting position (gravity), pull his legs up (imagine yourself trying to poo lying flat with very weak abs!) Rub his tummy, and a warm bath might help. If not better, see your pediatrician! ...Read more

Dr. Richard Roberts Dr. Roberts
Clinical Genetics
42 years in practice
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
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Newborn with a streak of blood in his stool. after suffering from sever constipation we switched to soy and he had a rectal exam yesterday. Thouhts?

Newborn with a streak of blood in his stool. after suffering from sever constipation we switched to soy and he had a rectal exam yesterday. Thouhts?

Almost certainly an: anal fissure, which requires no therapy. Commonly caused by both constipation and rectal examination. If constipation. gone (meaning hard stool), should resolve soon. ...Read more

Dr. Cindy Juster Dr. Juster
Pediatrics
32 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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What could be the cause of my newborns constipation, frequent spit-up, refusal to eat and blood in stool after supository?

What could be the cause of my newborns constipation, frequent spit-up, refusal to eat and blood in stool after supository?

Need to see doctor.: There are numerous possible causes, but if your newborn is passing blood and refusing to eat, you need to take your baby to the doctor asap. ...Read more

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