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    Baby having trouble pooping
    An_251596 posted:
    I need help, my 2 month old grandaughter has only pooped 1 time today and when she does try to get gas out it seems like it hurts her, we put kyro syrup in her bottle and that doesn't seem to be helping.
    scperdomo7 responded:
    When she did have a bowel movement, was it a normal consistency or was it hard nuggets?

    Also, is your granddaughter breastfed or formula fed? It is perfectly normal for babies (both breast and formula fed) to go up to a few days without a bowel movement and up to 10 days for breastfed only babies.

    Grunting, seeming to strain and gassiness is not indicative of being constipated, nor does it typically require intervention for these things alone. Babies who have perfectly normal bowel movements can grunt and strain and not be in any pain at all. This is normal.

    Now, IF your granddaughter's bowel movements are HARD nuggets, then I would suggest you contact her pediatrician for suggestions on the best way to alleviate the constipation. I would suggest more natural methods (not karo syrup), try a bit of prune juice or apple juice to help things alone. Don't look for immediate results, these things take time. I know some people might suggest sticking a thermometer in her bum, but I beg you to please refrain from sticking anything up a 2 month old's butt.

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