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Baby passing stools 7 times a day, fussy, weepy, restless. What is causing this?

Hi my 5 month old baby has been pooing more than usual the last 3 days. Around 7 times as opposed to 1. She is also very fussy and crying a lot. She will not be put down in cot to sleep in evenings so we have to take turns resting with her on our chests. Today the poo has turned yellow and is stringy and curd like. What could be the cause?
Asked On : Fri, 22 Mar 2013
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Thanks for writing to health care magic.

Exclusively breast fed babies some time pass stool even up to 8 to 10 times a day and one need not worry about this.

Giving more of hind milk will reduce the frequency of the stool.

If your baby is not exclusively breast fed then we should think of other causes for this increased frequency of stool.
If there is blood or mucus in the stool with fever then we think of dysentry and start on antibiotic therapy.

Hope this helps.
Take care
Answered: Fri, 22 Mar 2013
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