My baby girl is just about to hit her 1st birthday, and in the past few months she's been getting constipate. She strains to poop and sometimes even cries as she does it. It gets bad enough that we have to peddle her feet or massage her belly to get her to do it, and it's like she's giving birth.
Yesterday was her first poop in 2 days and she cried and screamed the whole time. It was very hard and I can tell she didn't get it all out, she's still straining and gassy and normally has a telltale "explosive poop" after she's been constipated for a few days.
We've tried the infant glycerin suppositories, but only twice when she was painfully backed up.
We've done warm prune juice, pear juice, cut out all rice, wheat, and bananas, been keeping her hydrated as much as possible and done everything I can think of.
I hear constipation is normal when babies first transition to solid foods, but I can't imagine it's this painful! Im a first time mom and Im not sure what to do