Frequency of stool varies greatly from child to child. Some babies may stool after each feeding while some may stool as little as every other day. If your baby has not stooled in three days, please be sure to give the office a call. Also, if there is blood in the stool or if the stools are rock hard, give us a call.

Remember that straining, turning red, and grunting does not necessarily
mean constipation.

If your child is constipated you may want to try one of the following:

  1. Rectal stimulation by gently inserting the lubricated tip of a thermometer in the rectum about 1/2 to 1 inch.
  2. Dilute juices such as prune juice, apple juice, or grape juice.
  3. Pediatric glycerine suppository.