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Newborn and Infant Care

Constipation

07/03/2008

Question:

my 2 month old child did not pooh for a day now and he is in pain, what should i do?

Answer:

The first thing to ask yourself is what is different since your baby's last bowel movement. Has your diet changed? Is he/she nursing more or less often? What else is going on in his life and your life that has cause changes? After thinking about this, you should then talk with your child's health care provider and you will be able to answer most if not all of the questions that they might you. The you should follow their suggestions for alleviating the constipation.

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Response by:

Tina   Weitkamp, RNC, MSN Tina Weitkamp, RNC, MSN
Associate Professor of Clinical Nursing
College of Nursing
University of Cincinnati