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why does my son find it hard to poop sometimes?. He pushes and makes these frustrating faces...He occassionally drinks water not very much though...

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Asked by MommyBear335 at 10:37 PM on Sep. 13, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • is he breastfed or formula fed? how much liquid is he taking in on a daily basis? what is his diet like? babies and children make faces and push while pooping, don't you? does he appear to be in pain? is the poop hard and pellet-like or does it appear to be soft and formed? are you giving him cow's milk?


    Answer by kyriesmommy13 at 11:33 PM on Sep. 13, 2010

  • water won't make it hard for him to poop, some babies are extremely animated when they go, my nephew squeaks its bizarre but if he is legitimately straining, if he is old enough for juice and food, try some pear or prune juice, though i caution that prune make it explosive. also, give him more fruits and veggies, if he isn't getting enough of these things he'll have a hard time. ALSO if you are just starting out solid foods, its because his body is still regulating from having a liquid diet to getting something a little harder to digest. if its really problematic talk to the pediatrician, but be leary of baby laxatives because it does cause cramping. Glycerin suppositories just melt up there and help to get it slide out

    Answer by HTMommy at 11:33 PM on Sep. 13, 2010

  • My son gets all red in the face and has funny looks. I give him half water and half pear juice to help him go easier

    Answer by noahsmommy12908 at 11:37 PM on Sep. 13, 2010

  • what is the consistency of his poop? this will be a good indication of whether he gets enough liquid. if he is breastfed, then try drinking more water to help thin out the consistency of your milk. if he is formula fed, try giving him more water or prune juice to help his digestive system move along more efficiently.

    Answer by Ijssel at 6:18 AM on Sep. 14, 2010

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