Childhood Diseases

Posted by: lee | 2011/08/31


baby struggles to pass stools

Hi doc

My lb is 11 months old, he eats fruit, veggies, yoghurt and is on nan 2. He is not constipated, but really strains &  cries when he has to pass a stool, it has caused his bottom to get nappy rash. His stools are firm but soft, I have taken him to 2 peads and they cannot tell me why he cries when he has to pass a stool, the 1 paed gave him reuteri drops.

pls help

Expert's Reply



Your baby does eat a good diet but still struggles to pass a stool.What is unusual is that he does not seem to be constipated.It would still be worthwhile trying to see if a special formula will make things easier for your baby. Try Novalac IT2. For the first 2 days you should alternate his NAN2 bottles with Novalac IT2 bottles. After 2 days ony on the NovalacIT2.

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Posted by: mom | 2011/09/05

i have a 14 months old baby girl who does not have any milk teeth at all. she is quite vocal at her age does not walk yet. is this normal. She was born prematurely 31 weeks, feeds well and is at par at other milestones she is not on any medication sees the paedetrician 3 monthly actually there is nothing wrong besides my concern where are the milk teeth?

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