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Child is struggling to pass stools, blood in stools, bottle feeding

Hi my 5 week old (on Friday) baby has been really unsettled for about a week now and it is very much like colick however she seems like she is struggling to do a poo and has only been going once or twice a day as apose to almost every nappy after a feed. When she has been going the consistency is normal mustard paste ,she s a bottle fed baby, but for the last 3days I have noticed flecks of blood within the poo. Her tummy isn t swollen and she s drinking all her bottles can u help ?
Asked On : Sun, 20 May 2012
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thanks for writing to health care magic.

i am very unhappy that your baby is missing breast feeding. The advantages of it. the real great advantage that it has towards the brain growth. I request you to breast feed your baby.

Blood in the stool and distention of abdomen are not normal in this age group. This baby needs to be investigated for any infection.

try to breast feed your baby... even now you can try. try to take your baby to breast with love and affection. breast milk will come automatically

hope this helps
take care
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