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    What causes frequent bowel movements and urination in an infant?

Posted on Thu, 1 Aug 2019 in Child Health
Question: My baby is 2m old
From birth he used to poop after every feed but it decreased by 6 weeks.
Now since 1 wk he is again passing stool after almost every feed ( count 5-7 times a day) ; Color - bright yellow Consistency- grainy
Also his pee count is 12-15 times a day.
His feeding time has reduced from 40 min to 20 min.Also as I am feeding on demand, he demands every 2-3 hrs in daytime, but at night he demands in 4-5 hrs.
He is active and playful while wake but is sleeping for more than 16 hrs in a day.
Baby’s birth wt -2.2 kg
Present wt -3.6kgs
Please guide if this is normal.
Answered by Dr. Diptanshu Das 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Everything is fine

Detailed Answer:


Let me assure you that everything is normal. If the child passes urine for more than 6 times in 24 hours (the child is passing much more than that) there is not the slightest reason to worry. Just ensure that the child is on exclusive breastfeeding and nothing else.

The stool frequency and feeding time are fine and not a cause for concern.

Hope I have answered your query.

Dr. Diptanshu Das, Pediatrician
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