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Bowel movements too many times. On cereal, fruits, vegetables. Help?

I have a 2 year old son. He passes stool 4 times a day, sometimes even 5 times in a day. Is it normal for a kid to pass stool so many times in a day? (there are no symptom of loose motion). He watches cartoon shows while eating meals. Otherwise, he does not eat. We are trying to give him all sort of cereals,chappati, fruits and vegetables. Any suggestion to make her eat without T.V.
Asked On : Sun, 24 Mar 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Feb 2013
Thank you for your query on Healthcare Magic.
As the consistency of the stool is normal, nothing to worry about the frequency of the stool.
But I advise you to do stool routine examination to look for any parasites, ova, and cyst.
Eating while watching TV will lead to obesity or underweight.
So I advise you to make strict meal times without watching TV.
Trying all types of age appropriate food is a good practice and it will add all required nutrients by the body.
Hope I have answered your query.
Answered: Mon, 25 Mar 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. Sanjay Sharma's  Response
If he continues to gain weight & is otherwise actice & energetic this stool frequency is probably normal & can be ignored..

If he is failing to thrive and stools are clay coloured or sticky and difficult to flush he needs stool examination to rule out giardiasis & blood tests to rule out coeliac disease.

Try taking him out to park or picnic & eat there to break this diet-TV connection.

Call other kids of same age group home & offer them to eat , kids often copy thier peers.

Hope this works for you.
Answered: Mon, 25 Mar 2013
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