My three month old is bottle fed. She has a really hard time pooping. We usually have to push her legs up and help pull the poop out. Is this normal??

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How often are you doing this? Does she go everyday?

(26 Jan '11, 19:06) Amrita

Are you using a normal (whey dominant) infant formula?

(27 Jan '11, 16:09) Meg Stephenson

Ask your doctor if a lower-iron formula might help- I know Enfamil makes some.

(28 Jan '11, 13:55) DazedandConfused

Yep, in some cases, in an emergency, a baby becomes too uncomfortable and has not gone for "too long." You can trim and file your pinky fingernail, wash your hands well, put some KY lubricant on your pinky finger and insert it into her rectum only up to the first knuckle and loosen any bowel you find. Trust me, she will thank you for it. Our GI doctor has done this for our son before and it is TOTALLY NORMAL.


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