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What causes severe constipation in an infant?

Hi. My daughter is almost 8 weeks old and has not had a bowel movement in just over a week. The last one she had wasn t even substantial. I am now concerned because after I breastfeed her, she is excessively vomiting (flows like a river) and afraid she isn t retaining the milk. I am starting to wean her to Similac as well but the constipation started before this occurred. Her belly looks protruding on the sides; no fever and she is sleeping through the night, no issues. She is just fussy after she eats though. any ideas?
Thu, 10 Oct 2019
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Hello,

Please go to the pediatrician. If stools not passed along with abdominal distension, thyroid levels to be checked first followed by if not settled Hirschsprung, intestinal obstruction has to be ruled out.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Prasanna Lakshmi, Pediatrician
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