Hi. We have a 4 weeks old daughter. For the first week she could open bowels normally whenever she needed. However, at the start of 2nd week she started having issues with that. She strains, pushes, gets all red on her face, but nothing comes out. She used to manage to open bowels 3-4 times a day and the poop looked fine. But things seem to be getting worse rather than better. Now she sometimes goes for over 24 hours before she manages to poop. She can't fall asleep because of that, she has problems feeding when she is too backed up (frantic feeding, screaming, letting the nipple go etc). We have read about Infant Dyschezia ( Other Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders in Infants and... : Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition ) and it looks like it's this. However, everywhere we read about it we see that normally baby should manage to poop after 30 minutes of trying. It seems like a common advice is to wait it out. And general advice is to not try to stimulate anus with anal thermometer etc. But at what point is it better to relieve the little one? At what point should I say "right something has to be done because she is struggling too much"? My friend sent me a link to Fridababy Windi ( ) and said she uses this but only if her little one struggles for too long. We are completely lost. What would you advice? What are your stories?