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Infant, difficulty passing urine, blood drops from vagina. Advise? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 28-May-2013
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Doctor:Good afternoon
Doctor:Is this XXXXXXX?
User:Hello Doctor
User:Dr., my 6 days baby girl is not passing urine properly
Doctor:Yes, XXXXXXX please proceed with your query
User:she does the same only once in a day on an average
Doctor:She may not be consuming more milk
Doctor:Are you breastfeeding the baby?
Doctor:Is the baby fine otherwise?
User:yes...and today there was some drops of bleeding from her vagina
Doctor:Are you feeding the baby regularly?
Doctor:How often does she suck and take milk?
User:In the day, on an average, after every 2 hours, she feeds for 30 minutes
Doctor:That is good
User:and in night, she sleeps and feeds after every 4 hours
Doctor:She may be passing urine normally, if you notice closely
Doctor:Because,as you say she is otherwise normal
User:but today, she is sucking only for 15 minutes after every 2 hours
Doctor:She is active right?
User:active means ?
User:she is loosing her weight
Doctor:Does she cry?
Doctor:Is she awake in the night?
Doctor:Loosing weight is normal in first 10 days of life
Doctor:Is she sucking effectively on your breasts?
User:yes she cries well, her weight was 3.1 kg on her birth & yesterday it was 2.61 kg
Doctor:It is so normal XXXXXXX
Doctor:Babies will loose weight in first 10 days
Doctor:I do not see there is a major reason for you to worry now
User:well i am feeding my baby on an average of 2 hour.... sometime she takes feed for only 15 min & then sleep down
Doctor:However, just put this across to her pediatrician
Doctor: XXXXXXX I will tell you few simple suggestions
Doctor:Feed the baby on demand
Doctor:That is, you should feed the baby as and when it is crying
User:ok but how would i know that she had enough feed. she sometime stops taking milk just after 15 min
Doctor:Do not think that baby is not fed well
Doctor:You should make sure that you feed the baby fully
Doctor:You can feel your breasts getting empty at the end of the feed
Doctor:You will learn it over time
Doctor:Make sure you start and end the feed in one breast at a time
User:yes, the breast seems to be very soft and light
User:yes, I do the same
Doctor:I understand XXXXXXX
Doctor:It will take sometime for you to produce adequate amount of milk too
Doctor:You will produce highest amount of milk at 7 th month
Doctor:You should just continue to feed the baby, breast milk will be established soon
Doctor:Are you following me XXXXXXX?
Doctor:Are you there XXXXXXX?
User:just assure me that not passing urine and bleeding is the normal case
Doctor:Yes, it is normal
Doctor:She will be fine soon
Doctor:The only thing you need to do is. continue breastfeeding
Doctor:When you take the baby for immunization at 6 weeks, you can say this to doctor
Doctor:Was she born after 37 weeks ?
User:she was born in 41st week
Doctor:That is fine
User:there is no chance of any other problem, like problem in kidneys etc....right ?
Doctor:It is still normal
Doctor:As far as I see it, I do not think there is any problem with her kidneys
Doctor:Do not worry
User:Thanks doctor
Doctor:Thank you too
Doctor:is there anything else I may help you with?
User:no, Thanks
Doctor:Take care XXXXXXX and take care of the baby too
Doctor:Bye for now
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