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Stools/Bowel Movements in Children

Newborn stools

After birth, Infants will have dark, tarry, sticky stools called meconium for 3 to 5 days. As feeding is established, the stools will gradually lighten. Normal infant stools are the color (... more on Newborn stools)

Pooping every other day

We live in Arizona our average temperature during the summer is 106 ⁰. I have a 3 wk old infant boy. I am breast feeding.  He does not have a daily bowel movement. He has a lot of gas. (... more on Pooping every other day)

Baby Cries and Turns Red to Stool

For the past couple of days when my 10 day old has a bowel movement, it seems to hurt.  He scream/cries, turns bright red, kicks his legs & squirms.  His stools are still soft and slightly seedy.  Any ideas on (... more on Baby Cries and Turns Red to Stool)

Baby has Blood in Stool

Should I worry about the blood I found in my 1 month old’s diaper yesterday? She had this bloody diaper yesterday and two normal diapers since. She is not fussy and growing well. (... more on Baby has blood in stool)

Constipation in a 7 week old

My 7 week old is breastfed and I introduced him to formula a week ago. He was constipated for 4 days until I brought him to the office and our pediatrician got him to have a bowel movement. Since the (... more on constipated 7 week old)

Constipated 2 month old

I've been giving my 2 month old Barley cereal in his bottles for his spitting up, but it's now causing constipation. What can I do to help him have easier bowel movements? (... more on constipated 2 month old)

Constipation after starting solids

We started my daughter on some solids after her four month old appointment.  We started with rice cereal mixed with breast milk.  She loves it, but we think it makes her constipated.  She went from (... more on Constipation after starting solids)

Constipation 5 month old

I started my 5.5 month old on rice cereal when she was 4.5 months old and had no problems with it. So here recently, I started her on solids and at first she seemed okay. But now she been really constipated. I gradually (... more on Constipation 5 month old)

Constipation in a 6 month old

What do you recommend for curing constipation in an infant of less than 6 months olConstipation is painful, large or hard pellet stools. I do not worry about children who poop infrequently unless it is causing (...more on constipation in 6 month old)

Constipation in a 7 month old

My 7 month old son's stool is round and semi mushy (like play doh balls) and He is very regular.  Is his stool normal? In general, infant stools should be loose/mustard consistency. As children age, their stools shou(more on constipation in a 7 month old)

Constipation on formula

My 10 month old is really having trouble passing her stool.  The stool itself is extremely dense and when she struggles mightily, only the smallest amount will come out.  Over the past three days she has really (... more on Constipation on formula)

Constipated 15 month old

My daughter is 15 months old.  When she was an infant, she did exactly as you stated she would when she pooped.  Now, it seems that having a bm is a struggle for her.  She pushes and strains(...more on Constipated 15 month old)

Toddler Constipation

Our 20 month old daughter is holding her stool in and is in a great deal of pain.  We try to give her foods to soften her stool, but she doesn't want to go to the bathroom. We have not started potty training yet.  We try (... more on Toddler Constipation)

Written April 2010 by
Dr. Gordon, Windermere Pediatrician

 

 

 

 

 

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