Constipation | When to Worry | Parents

Constipation | When to Worry | Parents


By now, you’re probably all too familiar with
your baby’s poop, its color, its consistency, and of course its frequency. So, if your newborn
usually goes after every feeding and then she suddenly holds out for three days, is
it constipation? Probably not. Constipation has more to do with the consistency of the
stool than the frequency. It’s actually quite common for babies to go several days without
a bowel movement. Look for these signs to help determine constipation. If your baby
is constipated, her stool will be firm and compact and may look like little pebbles or
logs. You may also see a little blood in her diaper because hard poop can tear the rectal
wall. If her stool is soft even if she goes days between bowel movements, it’s probably
not constipation. Diet change is another factor. Constipation is common when babies switch
to formula and after they start solid foods. If her belly is bloated and tender, that can
be a sign that her intestines are backed up. If you suspect constipation, talk to your
doctor about possible ways to alleviate the problem.

One Reply to “Constipation | When to Worry | Parents”

  1. my baby often does not poop or pass any stool even more then couple of day but a small spot in diper, whenever he does so he suffers discomfort and weeps although he never do so normly as he is of almost three months

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