Q. My 4 month baby has not passed stools. Please help.

Answered by
Dr. Lalit Bansal
and medically reviewed by Dr. Sneha Kannan
Published on Jan 13, 2016 and last reviewed on: Mar 27, 2019

Hi doctor,

My baby is 4 months old and is vomiting in between while having breast milk. His belly is not much hard, but there is more swelling when compared to the breastfeeding days. He has been switched to formula feed from Sunday night and till now he has not passed stools. I am worried about this. Please suggest anything natural. Thank you.

Dr. Lalit Bansal

Neurology Paediatrics
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Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

It is common to have a decrease in stool frequency or constipation after switching from breast milk to formula feed. As long as your child is feeding well, passing gas from below, has no vomiting and has a soft belly, there is nothing to worry about.

It is normal to pass stool once every 2-3 days. Also, you may noticea change in stool color (green) after switching to formula feed.

In this scenario, you can try using a cotton Q-tip (cotton swab). Apply some lubrication on it and stimulate the rectal area to see if your child passes stool. If this does not help, then try seeing your local pediatrician who can help with rectal stimulation and passage of his stool.

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