Gellner: Dyschezia. It sounds like a scary condition for a newborn to have, but it is a common and very normal problem for new babies. What is it and what can you do to help your baby? That's today's topic on The Scope. I'm Dr. Cindy Gellner.
If they are chronically constipated, you need to figure out why and not rely on this to help them go. Also, you need to be gentle and careful about it. Some infants are born with too small of a rectal opening and that needs to be stretched. Sign In. What is rectal stimulation for infants?
Constipation is when a child has a hard poo faeces or bowel movement or does not go to the toilet regularly. There is a lot of difference in the firmness and frequency of normal bowel movements in children. Constipation is a common problem in children, particularly around the time of toilet training or starting solids.
Constipation in infants can be difficult to deal with. The crying, fussing and sleeplessness are enough to make any parent or caregiver pull their hair out! Far worse is seeing your precious angel in so much pain and feeling helpless. Whether this has been an ongoing problem for your baby or it's her first time, making sure it's real constipation is the first step in finding relief.