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6 month old having constipation - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hello Dr.
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   My daughter is 6 months old
User :   and she passes stool after 5 days
Doctor :   Ok
User :   due to this she stop taking feed on the 4th and 5th day
User :   is this normal
User :   ??
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Are the stools very hard?
User :   at times times it seems greasy tyoe
User :   type
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   What is she fed on right now?
User :   mothers feed ... Cerelac ... mashed banana....suji kheer
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Passing stools every 2-3 days is normal
User :   ok
Doctor :   But if it takes more than 3 days then it is termed constipation
User :   she even cries alot while passing
Doctor :   Then that is an indication of a disturbacnce
User :   is there any syrup ..we can give to her if 3 days are crossed
Doctor :   Not advisable without examining the child
Doctor :   Especially for such Infants
User :   yaa...I think in that case I need to consult the Paediatrician
User :   personaly
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   An examination is required
User :   OK Doc. Thanks
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?
Doctor :   Meanwhile please fill the feedback form say done when done.
Doctor :   Are you there?
User :   Yaa i have filled the form
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