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Preterm baby. Why has the stool become infrequent with pain?

Hi.. My baby is a preterm (born at 29 weeks + 3 days). She just shifted out of the NICU now (35 weeks + 2 days). It s been 2 days since that. She was passing stool 3 times day. Last stool passed was on Monday at 3 am. Then she passed very little stool today after exerting and grunting. In the night, she was intermittently crying (as though in pain) during a period of 2 hours. Is she constipated? Can anyone help with a solution?
Wed, 10 Apr 2019
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Hello,

The most important thing that you must take care of, that your baby pass stool 3-4 times per day, if not you may give her glycerine supplements, to ease her stool output.

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

Take care

Regards,
Dr Salah Saad Shoman, Internal Medicine Specialist
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