my baby is 1. 5 month old. he z constipating since yesterday. it's hard to go poop. he z stretching his legs n crying . what to do?

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Is your baby on breastfeed? As it is normal for a baby to poo once a week but as the baby is showing signs of straining here are some tips to ease for the baby to pass stools: a. Exercise: Gently move the baby's legs while they are lying on their back to mimic the motion of riding a bicycle. Doing this may help the bowels function and relieve constipation. b. A warm bath can relax their abdominal muscles and help them stop straining. It can also relieve some of the discomfort relating to constipation. c. Massage: 1. Using the fingertip to make circular motions on the stomach in a clockwise pattern; 2. Walking the fingers around the navel in a clockwise pattern; 3. Holding the baby's knees and feet together and gently pushing the feet toward the belly; 4. Stroking from the rib cage down past the belly button with the edge of a finger. It is advisable to call a pediatrician if a baby has not passed stools more than 10 days and associated with following other signs, such as blood in the stool; the baby seems to be irritable; the baby appears to have abdominal pain; there is no improvement in the baby's passage of stools after taking above steps". Take Care  

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