There are several things parents learn to keep an eye on when it comes to babies, and probably even more things that they debate are normal or not. One of those things is baby's poop. For moms who formula feed, there can be several instances when they find themselves wondering, " is my formula-fed baby constipated?" Luckily, the ways to tell are pretty straightforward.
Things like the color of a baby's poop or how often they dirty a diaper in one day don't generally have any impact on whether or not they're constipated. That because, according to a Parents interview with pediatrician Dr. Jennifer Shu, baby's poop schedule, color, and even type of poop is constantly changing. Instead, it's important to focus on the poop's consistency the baby's cue. More often than not, if there's an issue with constipation, your baby will start to show some fairly common signs that you'll notice are out of character for them.
Along with monitoring your baby's stool, you may also notice a difference in facial expressions, appetite, or overall temperament. If you suspect constipation, take a look at the six common signs highlighted below to see if it may be time to contact your pediatrician.