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Suggest Treatment For Constipation In An Infant When Diagnosed With Mild Jaundice

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Posted on Mon, 20 Nov 2017
Question: New born baby boy is not passing Motions for last 72 hours. He was born on 13th Oct 2017. He is regularly taking breastfeeding and passing Urine 5-6 times a day. His born weight was 3.79 Kg. His most recent weight was 3.50 kg om 21st Oct 2017.He was diagnosed with mild jaundice. He was treated for a day in hospital and bilirubin levels came down to 6. Now, we are concerned about him not passing Motions. Also, these days he is not burping easily after taking breast feed. What can be done? Please suggest.
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Answered by Dr. Deepak Patel (20 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
It's normal.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Welcome to HCM.
Can understand your concerns.

A small baby can pass stools in 5 to days, this is a normal thing. If child is feeding well, passing urine 6 times a day then there is no need to worry.

Continue breastfeeding the baby. Give colicaid drops 0.3 ml three times a day for 2 days to help in passing gas and stools.

For burping, you have to give some extra time after feeding like 10 minutes for burping. This will help.

I hope this will help you.
Wishing your child good health.
Take care.
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Suggest Treatment For Constipation In An Infant When Diagnosed With Mild Jaundice

Brief Answer: It's normal. Detailed Answer: Hi, Welcome to HCM. Can understand your concerns. A small baby can pass stools in 5 to days, this is a normal thing. If child is feeding well, passing urine 6 times a day then there is no need to worry. Continue breastfeeding the baby. Give colicaid drops 0.3 ml three times a day for 2 days to help in passing gas and stools. For burping, you have to give some extra time after feeding like 10 minutes for burping. This will help. I hope this will help you. Wishing your child good health. Take care.