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 9-month-old baby has had constipation for almost three months. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, My nine-month-old baby has had constipation for almost three months. We changed her milk 4x now. She had constipation during her newborn period. She had a broncho and UTI, so she takes a lot of antibiotics. So, can this antibiotic affect her bowel movement? Now she is no longer taking any...  Read Full »

Dr. Sajeev Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your daughter has habitual constipation, which is not due to the antibiotics taken earlier. Antibiotics never cause constipation and may cause loose stools or diarrhea. A child must be given fiber-rich foods like vegetables and lots of fluids. Constipation can result ...  Read Full »

Why is my 2-month-old son unable to pass stools without rectal stimulation?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a 2-month-old son who had constipation three weeks ago after taking the vaccines. We took him to the emergency room after a week, and they found no sign of intussusception. The doctor advised us to give him prune juice. He had diarrhea for three days and is suffering from const...  Read Full »

Dr. Sajeev Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Normally, children do not pass stools every day like adults. The first and foremost thing is to rule out hypothyroidism which is the commonest cause. Hence, I suggest you check his thyroid profile. Next, I suggest you breastfeed him instead of bottle feeding. I suggest...  Read Full »

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