To learn about changes in a baby’s stool, read Changes in Stool as Babies Develop.
The symptoms of a real constipation problem in a newborn can be numerous.
They are likely constipated if, in additional to their stool being infrequent:
- it is hard;
- it is dry (small hard balls);
- the baby seems to have difficulty evacuating it – they become red, cry;
- the stomach seems bloated and hard.
Les possibles conséquences de la constipation chez le nourrisson
- pain when defecating;
- appearance of an anal fissure or ulceration of the anal canal;
- blood in their stool;
- formation of a stool blockage in the rectum called fecaloma.
To continue reading, go to the following entry How to Help a Constipated Baby?