Causes of painful bowel movement in newborns
Bowel movement in newborns vary. Painful bowel movement can disrupt the baby’s daily schedule and make feeding and diaper changing difficult. It can also be a sign of a serious condition so it is important to see your doctor if you have any concerns.
How do i know that my baby has painful bowel movement ?
Your newborn may do the following if he is having painful bowel movement or discomfort.
- Pulling his leg upwards into his stomach
- Turn red in the face and grunt while attempting to have a bowel movement
- Stools become infrequent, hard, dry and resemble pebbles when they are passed
- Blood in your newborn’s stool or diaper
What could be causing my baby’s bowel movement ?
This condition can result if the child has poor rectal muscle movement or the stool contains little water. Some of the triggers include the following :