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Cause of constipation in an infant - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hello
Doctor :   I am Dr cccc here
Doctor :   Tell me your query
User :   My 2 month baby girl have not pass any Poty for last 24 hours ,Please help
User :   no loo pass for last 24 hours
Doctor :   I see
Doctor :   Is she eating ok ?
User :   yes taking breast feed properly
Doctor :   Ok well let me assure you first that in 2 month old baby, the bowel movement can vary
User :   ok
Doctor :   it can be sometimes 2 -3 times a day
Doctor :   or once in 2 days
User :   generally she pass bowel 2 times daily ,this is first time she hasnt
User :   i see
Doctor :   Have you noticed any sign of distress in your child ?
Doctor :   Like irritable behavior or crying too much ?
User :   hmm crying increases a bit
User :   and irritable too
User :   though not much
Doctor :   Ok now i would suggest you that you should wait for a day
Doctor :   making sure her diet remains the same
User :   ok
User :   is there any conern for her health or is there any medicine require
Doctor :   Also there are a number of things you can do to help her
Doctor :   1) Giving her a little bit of prune juice
Doctor :   2) give her some water in between meals
User :   ok
User :   any thing else
Doctor :   even apple juice acts as a laxative and can be given
User :   ok
Doctor :   Well there is no need to be alarmed , like i said it can vary
User :   i see
Doctor :   But yes do wait and see one more day and if she is becoming irritable and crying all the time then she would be taken to her pediatrician , where just a minor stimulation in the rectal region cures it
Doctor :   No need for any medicine
Doctor :   And its nothing serious
Doctor :   Just follow the advice i have given you
Doctor :   And she should be fine by tomorrow
Doctor :   Your most welcome
Doctor :   Is there anything else i can help you with ?
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