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On fifth day of pregnancy baby passing stools frequently. Suggestions?

Hi doctor, I have 14 day new born baby. After born of fifth day he passes stool seven or eight times a day. But he continue breastfeeding . I would like to know that is it normal or do we need to give some medical treatment. However i had consulted my family pediatrics which gives us a F&B type of sachet . Kindly advise and suggest?
Asked On : Fri, 16 Nov 2012
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are you saying the baby passed stool on the 5th day for the first time???
If it is correct, then its not normal. Normally babies pass stool within 48 hrs of delivery mostly within first 12 hrs. passage of stool after 48-72 hrs is pathogenic. did your child had abdominal distension and vomiting? The sachet may be a pro-biotic!!!
i would suggest to check the baby with the pediatrician or a pediatric surgeon if the baby is having alternate constipation, abdominal distension and diarrhea. he may be suffering from hirschsprungs disease..
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