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Small child, frequent yellow stools, with mucus. On breast milk, similac advance. Cure for condition?

Hi, my baby is 1 month 5 days old. since last 6 days,he has been passing stool after every feeding. he s formula fed (similac advance)with 1 feed of breast milk everyday. my pediatestrian adviced me to change the milk to similac total comfort,that is for fussiness and gassiness. even after changing, he s still the same. he s passing stool atleast 10 times a day and I don t know how to control it.i m worried. plz advice. also, his stools are yellow,slightly watery and somtimes has mucus in it.
Asked On : Mon, 1 Oct 2012
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Pediatrician, Neonatology 's  Response
the small infant usually passes 7-8 stools per day-whch are yellow and semisoft- this is more so with breast feeds than bottle feeds.This is a normal reflex in babies called gastrocolic reflex.
This reduces with time.
Your child is already on hypoallergenic and lactose free formula (similac total comfort).
If your baby is happy feeding and gaining weight,you need not worry.
Take care
Answered: Mon, 1 Oct 2012
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Pediatrician, Cardiology Dr. Pradeep Kumar's  Response
Passing stool after each feed is normal in early infancy( known as gastrocolic reflex). The bowel pattern usually get regular after 3 months of age in most of the babies.
Better to give exclusive breast feed. If not possible due to any reason give Nan-1 in a proper concentration. Get a routine examination of stool and also for reducing substance to look for lactose intolerance. Burp the baby after each feed to decrease gas related problem.
Be watchful for decreased urinary frequency, decreased feeding and any other problem.
If you notice any of these then consult your doc.
Answered: Tue, 2 Oct 2012
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