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 has constipation issues from the last three months. What might help her?

Query: Hello doctor, My kid is 1 year old. Since the last three to four months, she has constipation issues. Her doctor prescribed her a medicine which worked for a while. But, now she again has it.  Read Full »

Dr. Amit Modi

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Transient constipation in a 1 year old child improves with diet modification. Most of the medications used to treat constipation treat the acute phase and are for symptomatic relief. You should include more roughage in her diet like fruits and vegetables. Avoid giving...  Read Full »

My 11 days old baby has not passed stool for 36 hours. Is it good?

Query: Hi doctor, My newborn baby is 11 days old. For the past 36 hours, she did not pass stools but urinates now and then. Do I need to wait patiently or need to consult a pediatrician soon? She is taking Flacol pediatric drop along with the feed three times a day and Norsol nasal drop is also used. Her ...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is normal for children below the age of six months to pass stool 10 to 20 times a day or once in two or three days. Both are normal and it is not considered as constipation or diarrhea. It does not require treatment. Treatment is required only when there is fever, le...  Read Full »

Can you please suggest a diet for my son to recover from constipation?

Query: Hi doctor, My son has been suffering from constipation for the last 30 days. His stool is extremely hard and he literally suffers while doing it. He has to put a lot of pressure and do it. He drinks plenty of water, fruit juices and bananas too but still no effect. Previously the situation was not ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for writing us and I understand your concern. Can you please confirm the age and weight of your child? This can be due to low fibers in the diet, so please continue with vegetables and give him lukewarm water in the morning. It will help him to pass stool easily...  Read Full »

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

Query: My daughter (aged 2 years 7 months) is complaining of a mild "stomach pain" around the navel area for the past 2 weeks. Because of the current pandemic situation we are somewhat hesitant about taking her physically to a doctor. The pain - which comes on & goes 3-4 times a day - lasts for a few ...  Read Full »

Dr. Amit Modi

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Syp Zentel 10ml single one dose at night ( to deworm) Syp Rantac 5 ml twice a day before food ( for Gastritis pain) Syp Cyclopam 5ml sos for acute pain abdomen.  Read Full »

Can Glycerin suppository be used twice a week for a 2-month-old baby?

Query: Hello doctor, My 2 month old daughter started passing stool irregularly, from the past eight days. She was passing a lot of gas, but it did not smell. Seeing no improvement, we took her to the pediatrician, who said she had gas in her stomach. So, he gave her Decolic, Neopeptine, and Glycerin suppo...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to This must probably be your first child, that is why this query. Please note that children under the age of six months may pass stools either 10 to 15 times a month or once in 2 to 3 days. And it is absolutely normal. You should be worried only if the child has not passed ...  Read Full »

Why does my baby fuss while passing stools?

Query: Hello doctor, I saw a red color wound inside the anus of my 3 month old baby. He is fussy while passing stool. Is it anal fissure? Do we need to consult our pediatrician immediately? I am expecting your valuable advice. Thanks in advance.  Read Full »

Dr. Payas Joshi

Child Health Specialist, General Practitioner, Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yes, it can be anal fissures. Also, you can look for a skin tag around perianal area, which occurs in anal fissure. Does the child have constipation or tight stools? Because, if it is an anal fissure, then we will have to see the cause of hard stools as the diffic...  Read Full »

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

Query: My daughter is 4 months old and this is what's been going on with her need answers or if over reacting. When she eats and even for long time after she is constantly puking. Sometimes white foamy puke. She makes a weird breathing sound when eating. And just regular breathing. Her nose is always ru...  Read Full »

Dr. Prakash Nagar

Paediatrician, Child Health Specialist

Answer: Hi , Choking like act, not laughing or crying well is something need a careful & detailed evaluation that she might be having delayed milestones and that can have multiple causes. If you can connect with me on video chat , I can have a look at your baby to confirm it is something to be of co...  Read Full »

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

Query: Hello Doctor, My daughter is going to be 3 yrs old soon. She doesn't pass stool on daily basis. After a gap of 3-4 days she passes the stool (with lot of difficulty) which is very hard and sometimes she gets rashes and slight blood stains appear in her potty. She eats everything. We try givin...  Read Full »

Dr. Samir Bhatia

Paediatrician, Child Health Specialist

Answer: Hello, hope you are safe. Thanks for the elaborate history. I appreciate your concern for your child regarding constipation. First of all include High Fibre in diet avoid milk at night. Start lactulose syrup 5 ml 12 hrly it will help and please be in follow up. May I know the weight of the child....  Read Full »

Why do infants get constipated easily?

Query: Hello doctor, My 8 month old son is having eczema issues since he was around 2 months old. I presume because of allergies. We have tried many things to find what causes his issues, but still have not got it to go away long term. My main concern is that he has had issues with digestion for the past f...  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is not unusual for infants to have constipation and milk protein allergies are also not that uncommon. You can try Similac has a product by the name of Similac Alimentum; they are broken down milk proteins. You can also try soy milk. You have to be very careful abou...  Read Full »

After starting solid foods, my baby lost weight with difficulty in passing stools. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, We have a baby of 7 months old. I would like to mention the previous history here. My wife does not have breast milk so she cannot feed it. We are offering NanPro-I to the baby. She is very active and smiling all day. Doctor told to start solid to her with cow's milk. Doctor offered a sc...  Read Full »

Dr. Vijaykumar Mundeshi

General Practitioner, Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your baby is now 7-month-old, now you can give her food other than milk also. But it should be offered in a way your baby will accept. I mean to say you have to give semi-solid food because your baby cannot chew enough to digest solid foods and some time is needed t...  Read Full »

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