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Is An Infant Not Passing Stools For 2 Days Normal?

2 month old baby boy, mix breast feed n formula, not passing motion for 48 hours. previously once daily with the same formula,normal stool,yellow,soft,straining a little but no crying. now passing gass, feeding n urinating normal. now weight 6.8kg, birth weight 4.16kg. previously I gave enema and lactulose and the stool was not even hard,and small amount. kindly advise tq
Mon, 2 Mar 2020
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Hi,

If 48 hours passed without passage of stool, you may give him glycerin suppositories, which is most effective and safe at this age.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Salah Saad Shoman, Internal Medicine Specialist
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Is An Infant Not Passing Stools For 2 Days Normal?

Hi, If 48 hours passed without passage of stool, you may give him glycerin suppositories, which is most effective and safe at this age. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Salah Saad Shoman, Internal Medicine Specialist