Baby Constipation

Your baby might have constipation if he or she is passing hard or pellet-like bowel movements, crying while passing stools, and less frequent bowel movement. It is commonly seen when the baby starts eating solid food, so try to include water, fruit juice, and mashed peas or prunes.

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My kid cannot poop. What can I give her?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a 2 year old female child who is struggling to have a bowel movement. She struggles and tenses up so hard to pass stools. Is there something that can be given to overcome this?  Read Full »


Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your child has constipation. The common causes of constipation are anal fissure and dietary factors. If it has been for less than one month, start lactulose 7 mL twice a day for 15 days and revert with results. Give her high-fiber diet and plenty of fluids. Make you...  Read Full »

Why is my son having difficulty in passing stool?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 1.2 years old. We have recently moved to a new city, and ever since, he is not comfortable passing stool. His stools are hard and cause him pain. Apart from climate change, the water here is very hard. He takes baby food and homemade food, which we also consume. His height, w...  Read Full »


Dr. Veerabhadrudu Kuncham

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is one of the common complaints we encounter from the parents. There is nothing to worry. Your 1.2 years old son probably has constipation. As a result, he is passing hard stools with pain. Encourage him to have a liquid diet, like water, milk, juices, etc. Give him...  Read Full »

What causes mucous in stool and abnormal bowel movements in children?

Query: Hi doctor, My 3.5 year old daughter has irregular bowel movements with a recent problem of mucus in stool. Earlier also, she did not poop regularly. I use laxative when she does not poop for two to three days consecutively. Recently, she has a problem of mucus in her stool for approximately a month...  Read Full »


Dr. Payas Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Does she pass hard stools or normal stools with irregularity? Any history of blood in stools? Does she also complain of pain during defecation around the anal area? Has she ever passed stools in bulk sometime? Did you get her thyroid profile done? Does she have any o...  Read Full »

Is constipation common in small kids?

Query: Hi doctor, My 3.5-year-old daughter is having constipation for the last 20 days. She has been prescribed Muout powder one scoop daily at night. Is it safe, and how long should the treatment go? After taking Muout, her stool got soft, but because of fear of getting hurt due to constipation, she does...  Read Full »


Dr. Samir Bhatia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Constipation is a common problem for children of this age. We should try dietary changes like avoiding milk products. Should give a fiber-rich diet, fresh fruits, and plenty of liquids. You can try apple or pear juices as they are beneficial. Muout powder (Polyethyle...  Read Full »

Why does my baby fail to thrive though he is completely breastfed?

Query: Hi doctor, My baby was born at 37 weeks due to growth restriction. His weight was 5 lbs 3 oz. He was in NICU for seven days due to low blood sugar. He is 7 months old and weight 11 lbs 6 oz. He had reflux issues and lip and tongue tie. It was fixed at two months. The reflux was fine after 5 months o...  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please note that the weight gain of your baby is fine. Normally birth weight doubles by the age of 6 months, which I think it has. As for 7-1/2 months of age, the weight is only a very little bit lesser probably because of reflux issues. Also, babies pass stools either 10...  Read Full »

How can we treat constipation in infants?

Query: Hi doctor, My baby daughter is 4.5 months old. She suffers from immense constipation for the last three to four days since she is taking frequent formula feed due to growth spurt. She is trying hard but unable to pass stool. Finally, she is passing stool once a day in a minimal quantity. Earlier sh...  Read Full »


Dr. Samir Bhatia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I hope you are safe. Thank you for the detailed history. Kindly tell me if there is any associated complaint of abdominal distention? Is the child passing normal urine? Is there any fever? Constipation is a common problem for children of this age. Dietary changes l...  Read Full »

When should I be concerned about my child vomiting?

Query: Hi doctor, My two-year-old daughter keeps vomiting once a week literally, the last three Thursdays and counting today. She has no other symptoms and is completely acting normal outside of the vomiting. Each time she throws up once and goes on about her day. I am a little concerned because my husban...  Read Full »


Dr. Rakesh Radheshyam Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do you force-feed her? Force-feeding is one of the common causes of vomiting. Also, how is her weight gain? Is she good at all other activities? Is there any history of diarrhea? If she has this pathology, she should vomit daily and not weekly. Also, is she on bottle...  Read Full »

Are my 4 months old daughter's symptoms typical for her age?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 4 months old. She is constantly puking after eating for a long time. Sometimes she has white foamy puke. She makes weird breathing sounds while eating. She has regular breathing and she has a running nose always. She also gets excess saliva coming out of her mouth. She a...  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash Nagar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Constant choking, absence of laughing or crying needs a careful and detailed evaluation. She can have a delayed milestone and it can cause multiple problems. As your baby was normal during delivery or after delivery, a small amount of puking is normal and it can occur d...  Read Full »

Is it normal for a 3 year old to pass stools once in 3 to 4 days?

Query: Hi doctor,My daughter is going to be 3 years old. She is not passing stool on daily basis. She passes stool with a gap of three to four days. She has difficulty in passing stools with this time gap. Sometimes, she gets rashes and slight blood stains in her potty. We are giving lots of water to drink...  Read Full »


Dr. Samir Bhatia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand the concern of your child regarding constipation. Try to include high fiber in her diet. Avoid giving milk at night. You can start giving Lactulose syrup 5 ml 12 hourly. It helps a lot. Please mention the weight of your child. Please mention whether she...  Read Full »

What can be the cause of pain around the navel in babies?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter, who is 2 years and 7 months is complaining of mild "stomach pain" around the navel area for the past two weeks. Because of the current pandemic situation, we are somewhat hesitant about taking her physically to a doctor. The pain, which comes on and off, comes 3 to 4 time...  Read Full »


Dr. Amit Modi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Syrup Zentel (Albendazole) 10 ml single one dose at night (to deworm). Syrup Rantac (Ranitidine) 5 ml twice a day before food (for gastritis pain). Syrup Cyclopam (Paracetamol and Dicyclomine) 5 ml when required for acute pain abdomen.  Read Full »

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