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Suggest treatment for constipation in a newborn

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My baby does not pass stool since two days. Im worried about this
Fri, 25 May 2018 in Child Health
 
 
Answered by Dr. Diptanshu Das 31 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Please confirm the age of the child

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

You have not mentioned the age of the child. If the child is of less than 6 months of age, let me assure you that for a baby of this age, it is normal to pass stool several times a day or even after each feed.

Alternatively, the child may pass stool once in 10 days and that is normal too. Unless the stool is hard and pellet like you need not to be concerned.

Let me know and I will guide you accordingly.

Regards

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Follow-up: Suggest treatment for constipation in a newborn 42 minutes later
He is just 15days old
 
 
Answered by Dr. Diptanshu Das 11 hours later
Brief Answer:
No need to worry

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your input. Sorry for the inadvertent delay in responding. In any case, I have already taken the right assumption and have addressed the issue in my last communication. Feel free to write back.

Regards
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Follow-up: Suggest treatment for constipation in a newborn 1 hour later
And when he was born weighed 3.9 but now reduced to 3.2kg. Is this normal ??
 
 
Answered by Dr. Diptanshu Das 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
It is normal.

Detailed Answer:
Yes, it is normal for the body weight of a child to drop over the first couple of weeks after birth before it starts picking up once again.

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