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I have 45 days old son. His birth weight was

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Dr. Sumanth Amperayani

Pediatrician, Pulmonology

Practicing since :2003

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Posted on Tue, 26 Mar 2019 in Child Health
Question: I have 45 days old son. His birth weight was 3.5kg and now he is 5.3kg. He is too gassy and passes a lot farts . Sometimes I fee he applies a lot of pressure too. If it’s trapped , he will cry a lot. I will do massage for him. It’s so difficult to see him in discomfort. Yesterday he didn’t poop at all. He is on breastfeeding mainly and give him about 120ml bottle of formula every day. Also, I feel he looks all time tired, yawning, stretching arms and so forth.
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Answered by Dr. Sumanth Amperayani 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Evening Colic explained

Detailed Answer:
Hi...Thank you for consulting in here.

This is called evening colic and is quite common in this age group. This happens when the baby sucks at the breast very fast and in eagerness to drink milk will gulp in air too. Unless the air comes out like burping or flatus this discomfort will be there and next time check if the baby is sucking too fast and gulping in air too. You will be more convinced. Usually I don't advice any medicines for this as they give only temporary relief.

The two best ways to relieve this distress is -
1. Do not put the baby in lying position after feeding till the baby burps out the swallowed air.
2. If still crying - put the baby in prone position and keep patting the back gently so that the baby passes off the flatus and gets relieved.

Best regards - Dr Sumanth Amperayani
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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Follow up: Dr. Sumanth Amperayani 7 minutes later
Thanks for explaining
Is it ok if he did not poop at all?
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Follow up: Dr. Sumanth Amperayani 37 minutes later
Also, is it normal in infants to look overtired all time?
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Answered by Dr. Sumanth Amperayani 7 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Suggestions on loose stools

Detailed Answer:
If the baby is looking extremely tired then it could be dehydration and you need a doctors consultation directly regarding this.

Babies of this age may pass motion 10 times for a day or 10 days once also, if the baby is active then no need to worry.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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Follow up: Dr. Sumanth Amperayani 43 minutes later
Ok Thanks! Can’t say extremely tired.. mostly when he gets up he is tired stretching muscles and all
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Answered by Dr. Sumanth Amperayani 16 minutes later
Brief Answer:
That is normal - Dont worry

Detailed Answer:
That is normal - Dont worry
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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Follow up: Dr. Sumanth Amperayani 2 minutes later
Thanks for helping
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Answered by Dr. Sumanth Amperayani 11 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Happy to help anytime

Detailed Answer:
I wish your kid a speedy recovery. If you need any future medical consultation and suggestions, I will be glad to help. You can approach me at the following link.
Once the page opens there will be an option below my image as – ASK ME A QUESTION – click on it.
In this way even in health care magic you can follow up always with a single doctor who knows the history of your kid completely. Please find the link below -

www.healthcaremagic.com/doctors/dr-sumanth-amperayani/67696
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