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7 month old on artificial feeding. Is it normal to have three times of bowel movements?

my infant is 7monthes and half she is artificial feeding her weight now 7.5 kg and birth weight 3kg she has three motion per day is this normal she take 5 feed per day each 120ml its problem now she has common cold associated with cough sever enough to awake from sleep and cause vomting how can treat this cough to stop vomiting
Asked On : Thu, 17 Jan 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Thanks for posting your query on and giving us this opportunity to clarify your doubts.
Well, in children the quality of the stools is more important than the quantity. 3 times stools is alright, provided they are normal in consistency(not very watery), non-bloody, non-mucoid, not associated with pain and fever and rash.
As for the cough and cold, sounds like she has developed some kind of an upper respiratory tract infection, for which she will need some anti-histaminic medications.
I hope i have helped you to clarify your doubts and i will be available for any further assistance in case you have doubts. Take care and stay healthy.
Answered: Fri, 18 Jan 2013
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Pediatrician, Neonatology Dr. Ravikiran Reddy's  Response
Hello.. Your child weight is good and passing stool three times in a day is normal for children. But the other complaints which includes cough fever and vomiting needs to be evaluated clinically and you need to take the advice of pediatrician. Thank you. Good day
Answered: Fri, 18 Jan 2013
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