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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 how to help him feel better?  He's currently on Enfamil formula. 

Your son’s stooling difficulties sounds normal. Infants are unable to coordinate their abdominal muscular efforts. As a consequence, infants typically strain, fuss, and turn red to make bowel movements. Normal infant bowel movements are soft, pasty and seedy (dijon mustard to guacamole). Given time your son will develop the muscular strength and coordination to stool with less effort. When infants are having infrequent or hard stools, my first concern is hydration/nutritional status. Is he getting enough milk? If your son’s stools are hard, black, red or it has more than 48 hours since he has stooled take him to his doctor.

 

Written July 2011 by
Dr. Gordon, Orlando Pediatrician

 

 

 

 

 

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