Hi! I'm the mother of a 4 weeks baby girl. She's mostly bottle feeded but not exclusively (breastfeed her too). I'm worried about her bowel movement. She didn't go out 2,3 days in a row till now and I try all the advices and methods. She's crying and screaming and she can't do a poop. I'm afraid something is wrong, maibe the formula Aptamil. I should see a specialist? HV told not to worry but I fell it's not ok if she's in pain.
Dr. Jack Singer
Dr. Jack Singer
Paediatrician
Central London
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Dr. Kishor Tewary
Dr. Kishor Tewary
Paediatrician
Sutton Coldfield
Hi, while babies can have very variable bowel pattern ranging from one every few hours a day to one every few days, it certainly should not cause any discomfort, and be hard or pebbly. If your child is having hard motions and/or is in pain/discomfort for any reasons, this needs to be explored further by a doctor. Some children do respond to trial of changing milk and this would not cause any harm.

Dr. Patricia Anne Kenny
Dr. Patricia Anne Kenny
Paediatrician
London
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Dr. Pramod Nair
Dr. Pramod Nair
Paediatrician
Milton Keynes
Hi
Babies could open bowels every 3 days or 8 times a day both of which are normal. However if it’s causing discomfort to your baby that is abnormal & needs further assessments from a paediatrician

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