this moning that's what we awoke to. we decided to let her sleep and she if it came out. she slept for two and a half hours, woke me up SHRIEKING. it was stil there! i bathed her, thi nkin it might loosen. she was straining. it was horrible. i put on a glove that i use for fake tanning! annd gently rubbed the area with oil!!! gradully it came out. then more shriekng and me doinh the gentle action...6 more times! then smiled and weed on my hand! an hour later, she did another poo, this time it was less hard and came out by itself! we've been for a walk...she'done another one...this one is right consistency?! QUESTIONs 1. is this 'blip' caused by something i've eaten? 2. has she been constipated? 3. she's been having one formula top up per day, for two weeks, is this it? 4. if it happens again can i give her anything to help it out? sorry, tmi. rang nhs direct, they were unhelpful in their advice. basically she's ok now, so leave it at that!!!!!!!!!