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Suggest remedies for constipation in an 3 month old infant

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Dr. Pradeep Kumar

Pediatrician, Cardiology

Practicing since :2006

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Posted on Mon, 22 Aug 2016 in Child Health
Question: My 3 month old twin boy baby has not pooped for 2 days usually he does goto poop once in a day
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Answered by Dr. Pradeep Kumar 48 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Don't worry,observe closely

Detailed Answer:
Hello

Thanks for choosing this platform

Passing stool once in three to four days is normal in this age.
I won't get overly worried if baby is accepting feeds well,passing urine,there is no vomiting or any abdominal distension.
Here I would like to observe for next 48 hours,whether the baby is passing stool or not.
Glycerine suppository (through anus) or adding of sugar in feed helps in passing stool.
If baby is not passing stool even in next 48 hours or there is any vomiting,abdominal distension or other significant problem you may need to consult a pediatrician.

I hope this helps.
Please let me know if you have any more query.
regards

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