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Lack of stools due to less breast feeding - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am Dr.
User :   Hello Dr
User :   I have some queries for my son
Doctor :   Please go ahead
User :   He is 2.5 months old
User :   weighing 4.5kg and his height is 51cm
Doctor :   What is his birth weight?
User :   for the last 30 hrs, he has not passed motion, but frequently passing urine
User :   we are worried whether this may due to less qty of milk
User :   ?
Doctor :   How is his present status
Doctor :   Any frequent crying
User :   yes
Doctor :   How many times does the mother feed?
User :   8-10 times
User :   per day
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Not passing stool for more than 30 hours is not a matter of concern
Doctor :   Most often it is because of dehydration
User :   ok
User :   can we give boiled water?
Doctor :   You can give water sips with the spoon
Doctor :   Most often breast feeding alone helps
Doctor :   Breast milk has enough of water
User :   we are not sure whether he is getting enough milk
User :   is he weigh normal?
Doctor :   The current recommendations is to feed on demand
Doctor :   whenever the baby cries or once in 2 to 3 hours
Doctor :   The weight appears normal
User :   ok
User :   he sleeps only 10 hrs a day
User :   is it ok?
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   He can sleep more too
Doctor :   Feed him more and he sleeps more
User :   can supplement milk be given in betweeen breast milk?
Doctor :   No
Doctor :   Breast milk is the best
User :   s, i agree
User :   but she is not getting enough milk to feed him
Doctor :   Even though the milk secretes or not, she has to put the baby to breast
Doctor :   That is good for baby and mother
Doctor :   More she puts, more is the milk secreted
Doctor :   and more sucking action
Doctor :   and better development
User :   some tips for getting more breast milk?
Doctor :   You can adopt grand ma measures
User :   ok, thank you
Doctor :   Patience pays a lot
Doctor :   Let the baby takes it time to suck on breast and while sucking, look if the babies cheeks are full
User :   ok
User :   his cheeks are full while sucking
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   That is good
Doctor :   Ask her to increase the frequency of feeds
User :   ok
User :   thank you Dr
Doctor :   Thank you
Doctor :   Bye for now
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