4 doctors weighed in:
Does my baby have constipation?
4 doctors weighed in

Dr. David Ziring
Pediatrics - Gastroenterology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Maybe?
Does she pass large, hard, dry, infrequent stools associated with pain?

In brief: Maybe?
Does she pass large, hard, dry, infrequent stools associated with pain?
Dr. David Ziring
Dr. David Ziring
Thank
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
In brief: Yes
Yes, a baby has constipation if he has to push hard to get the poop out (the poop itself doesn't have to be hard).
If the poop is firm, then the baby is constipated even if he doesn't need to push to get the poop out.

In brief: Yes
Yes, a baby has constipation if he has to push hard to get the poop out (the poop itself doesn't have to be hard).
If the poop is firm, then the baby is constipated even if he doesn't need to push to get the poop out.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
Thank
Dr. Nanette Nuessle
Pediatrics
In brief: No
Normal infants can go 7-10 days without a bowel movement, longer if they are breast fed.
Formula fed babies stool more frequently, and babies on soy formula stool the most frequently. As physicians, we tend not to get worried, unless the baby is excessively fussy with attempts to stool. All babies will get somewhat upset-you would too, if you had to lie on you back to stool! giving water helps.

In brief: No
Normal infants can go 7-10 days without a bowel movement, longer if they are breast fed.
Formula fed babies stool more frequently, and babies on soy formula stool the most frequently. As physicians, we tend not to get worried, unless the baby is excessively fussy with attempts to stool. All babies will get somewhat upset-you would too, if you had to lie on you back to stool! giving water helps.
Dr. Nanette Nuessle
Dr. Nanette Nuessle
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Marsha Davis
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
24 years in practice
67M people helped
Continue
107,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors