My baby cries in pain when she goes to the toilet for a soft or hard poo.
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Reasons For Painful Pooping In Babies
Depending on how old your baby is, this could have to do with normal newborn straining, or some other reason. If she is older than 3 months, her intestines should be mature enough to prevent her from being in pain just from normal bowel movements (soft).
Some babies seem to be extra sensitive to harder poop, especially those who have been breastfed and then start with solid foods. The poop doesn’t have to be very hard at all for some of the babies to cry. (I’ve had one baby like that.)
If your baby just recently started to cry, and hasn’t had any problems earlier, an anal tear or diaper rash could be making the bowel movement painful. Some food intolerances could also be causing problems.
If she on the other hand has always had these problems, you should contact a doctor to exclude any blockage or other issues that make the pooping painful.
You may also want to read the following forum discussion, where parents with similar situations share their situation:
I hope you soon finds out what is wrong! Don’t hesitate to take your baby to a doctor to discuss the situation.
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