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Does frequent bowel movement effect weight gain?

hi my baby is 71/2 she is passing soft stool not watery stool 4 times a day for 2 weeks she had similiar episode at 4 month she is on breast feed and 4 times a day meal her weight is just 6.3 kg help plz is her frequency of stool is the hinderence for not gaining wt she is alert and active                                                                  
Sat, 24 Apr 2021
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Hi,

4 soft stools a day is not significant in infants unless it contains blood / mucus or is accompanied by fever. For weight gain, increase frequency of feeds and ensure correct dilution of formula feeds if any; if still not gaining, we need to workup for causes like anemia

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Muhammed Aslam T. K., Pediatrician
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Does frequent bowel movement effect weight gain?

Hi, 4 soft stools a day is not significant in infants unless it contains blood / mucus or is accompanied by fever. For weight gain, increase frequency of feeds and ensure correct dilution of formula feeds if any; if still not gaining, we need to workup for causes like anemia Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Muhammed Aslam T. K., Pediatrician