How Can I Tell if My Baby Is Constipated?enparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-QA-enHD-AR1.gifFind out what the experts have to say.constipation, infant constipation, bowel movement, poop, feces, pooping, stool, passing bowel movement, hard stool, breastfeeding, breastfed, formula-fed, formula, constipated08/11/200909/06/201909/06/2019Kate M. Cronan, MD09/03/201927878ead-7912-445c-a0a1-44bf36553c1dhttps://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/constipated.html/<p><em>It seems like my baby has trouble passing his poop. His face usually turns red and sometimes he grunts or makes&nbsp;other noises. He has BMs regularly, but I'm still concerned. Could he be constipated?</em><br /> &ndash; <em>Keisha</em></p> <p>It's normal for infants to strain when they're having a bowel movement (pooping). Pooping is more of a challenge for them because they are lying flat, so don't have gravity to help move things along.</p> <p>At first, breastfed babies tend go more often than formula-fed babies because breast milk is more easily digested. At around 3&ndash;6 weeks of age, though, breastfed babies may start having fewer bowel movements, sometimes only one or two a week. Formula-fed babies usually continue to have daily BMs.</p> <p>Your little one probably isn't <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/constipation.html/">constipated</a> if the stool (poop) is soft, no matter how often the bowel movements happen or if your baby strains to pass them.</p> <p>Babies who cry when having a bowel movement or have hard or pebble-like poop might be constipated. In that case, talk to your doctor, who may recommend giving your baby a little extra water or a small amount of 100% fruit juice to soften hard poop. Never give your baby laxatives, suppositories, or enemas unless your doctor tells you to do so.</p> <p>Call the doctor if your baby's symptoms don't get better. Call right away if your little one has:</p> <ul> <li>vomiting</li> <li>a <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/fever.html/">fever</a></li> <li>tiredness</li> <li>a low appetite</li> <li>a swollen belly</li> <li>blood in the poop</li> </ul>¿Cómo puedo saber si mi bebé está estreñido?Aquí encontrará información de los expertos sobre el tema.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/es/parents/constipated-esp.html/77e9400f-6537-4da2-a0f1-3dff9cef9de3
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