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my baby is 6 weeks old. I breastfeed her but

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Posted on Mon, 4 Mar 2019
Question: my baby is 6 weeks old. I breastfeed her but give her 3 to 5 ounce of nan pro daily. since last night she has passed stool just once. I gave her colicaid drops twice. what could be the reason and remedy for it?
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Answered by Dr. Sumanth Amperayani (30 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
This is not a problem at all - no need for medication

Detailed Answer:
Hi, this is a completely normal phenomenon.

If the baby is feeding well and gaining weight appropriately then we need not worry at all.

Babies of this age may pass motion 10 days once or 10 times in a day too.

Don't worry.

Best regards - Dr Sumanth Amperayani
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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Follow up: Dr. Sumanth Amperayani (27 minutes later)
I had read that babies should pass motion at least twice a day that made me worried. she hasn't slept properly the entire day.
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Answered by Dr. Sumanth Amperayani (17 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Suggestion on motion frequency

Detailed Answer:
Hello... sorry for the late reply as your question appeared only now in my dashboard.

Whatever I have told you is scientific and if your baby's weight gain is normal and feeding is normal then you need not worry at all about the motion frequency please.

Best regards - Dr Sumanth Amperayani
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
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Brief Answer: This is not a problem at all - no need for medication Detailed Answer: Hi, this is a completely normal phenomenon. If the baby is feeding well and gaining weight appropriately then we need not worry at all. Babies of this age may pass motion 10 days once or 10 times in a day too. Don't worry. Best regards - Dr Sumanth Amperayani