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Irregular stools passed. Premature baby. Anything to worry?

Hi Doctor,
My son is 5 months old. For the first 2 months, he regularly passed stool (atleast once a day). From 3rd month onwards, he passes stool once in 4-5 days. It is first green in colour, then greenish yellow. It is not so hard too. He is fed with breast milk as well as Nan Pro 1. My pediatrician says green stool, or 4-5 days time has nothing to worry unless the stool is really very hard and baby finds it very hard to pass stool.
I have started giving cerelac rice for 2 weeks now. There is no change in stool colour. However, stool is first a little hard and then becomes normal. Is this normal or should I take some precaution? Please advise.
P.S: My son was born prematurely in 35 weeks.
Asked On : Sat, 23 Mar 2013
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
Jun 2013
Hi there ~

I understand your concern for your baby boy. I also believe that there is a catch up phase where you cannot count 5 weeks towards the regular milestones as your boy was premature. I think it is normal to have these kinds of bowel changes during your changing or weaning him off of the regular foods and introducing new foods. I hope this helps relieve your anxiety. However if things go bad a visit with a pediatrician should be in place.

Take care and have a lovely day!
Answered: Sat, 25 May 2013
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