But if your baby seems to be in pain or you have any concerns call your doctor. For example the muscles in the intestine.
Constipation con sta pa shun in infants less than one year of age is common but it can be a source of concern for parents.
When is a baby constipated. Signs of constipation include. Sometimes your baby is not really constipated but must be given time to set his own schedule for having a bowel movement. Your baby may be constipated if she experiences hard dry bowel movements which can be difficult or even painful to pass.
I would estimate 50 to 75 percent of infants have issues during their first year of life with some form of constipation arising from dietary issues following a stomach bug with diarrhea or from. It s common for infants to strain during a bowel movement. And if your baby s constipated her bowel movements may be more infrequent than what s typical or normal for your baby.
Less frequent bowel movements than usual especially if your baby hasn t had one for three or more days and is obviously uncomfortable when he does. Normally an infant s stool is soft and easily passed. Constipation occurs when your baby has trouble having bowel movements.
In rare cases a medical problem causes lasting serious constipation.