Child is not having motion from 3 days. Passing gas and frequent urination. Suggest? - Online Doctor Chats
need some advice regarding my 6 month old daughter
in our discussions with paedriticians we have been adviced that the baby should pass out motion once in every three days
it has been 3-days now since my kid passed the motions
Since when has this problem been?
this is the first time
Is it recent in onset or is she having this problem since birth?
no its the recent onset
Is there any distension (bloating)of the abdomen?
Is she having vomiting?
she is doing absolutely fine..i mean she is playing, sleeping and feeding well
na nothing of that sort
Is she feeding well?
she is passing out the gas as and when required and urinating a bit frequently
no irritation, drowsiness or any other symptoms...
she is taking the solids and mothers milk well
so eating is also not a problem
i am just concerned that she has not passed out motion for 3 days
Since when have you started solid food?
it has been more than 20 days now
we are giving here solids only in the morning
we are giving her rice and pulses
It becomes concerning when there are other symptoms (that I asked earlier).
so how long should we wait until she passes a motion i.e. before taking her to doctor
So I would suggest you to wait for a day now and see if she passes stool.
do we need to take any special care
He/she can give evacuate stools through other techniques.
i mean i read it on one of the articles on the net that baby need to be given extra supply of water if on solids
i tried moving her legs in the cycling motion...
the articles says it helps in passing the motion
Since laxatives are not advisable in new born and children, I would not want to prescribe her any medications.
yes thats true..
Yes, the amount of fluid consumed will matter here; since it's only been 20 days
since you started weaning.
I would suggest you to reduce the quantity of solid food she consumes with breast milk or other top up milk.
Those should take care of the fluid intake.
supplement solid food between her feeds.
You can gradually over a period of week increase the amount of solids as per her tolerance.
so far she has not shown any in tolerance to solids
Discuss about the process of weaning in detail when you visit her pediatrician the next time.
I understand that, but probably the reduced fluid/milk
i will wait for a day before taking/consulting the doctor again
when compared to solid food might be the reason for no stools.
You can wait and observe for another day.
thanks again for your time and advice...appreciate it...
Your daughter seems fine and not uncomfortable.
You are welcome.
Do you have any other query?
no thats all
sure...i will leave the chat window now..
Thanks for consulting me.
Bye for now.
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