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if an infant hasnt poop in 72 hours what should i do

A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rajesh Kumar
48 years experience Pediatrics
Common: In infants it is common for them to have a bowel movement after each feed. Most important is to see if the child is behaving and responding well. If b ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Gollup
43 years experience Pediatrics
Could be, but...: There are a lot of mucous-producing cells in the colon and rectum, so some mucous can be normal at times. But if the mucous is persistent or heavy, st ... Read More
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Dr. Lori Semel
35 years experience Pediatrics
Poop Colors: The color of stool is not usually concerning, as it reflects a lot of things we eat. Dark black, red or white stools are the only colors that are worr ... Read More
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Stool color: Are you taking a blue-green tablet? The coloring may be passing in uour breat milk giving you child a colorful dtool
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nellmarie Bodenstein
Specializes in
Stools: Babies have one/week if breastfed to 7-9 stools/day. Baby should not dehydrate. Check the fontanel, as this should not be sunken and check if baby has ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Green poo: The poo is colored by bile added during digestion.It starts out dark green and transitions through yellows to brown over time.Green poo just means the ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Bergum
20 years experience Family Medicine
No: Probably not a problem. Especially if no other concern.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
41 years experience Pediatrics
No problem: All people have E Coli in their feces but it is not a pathogen. An infant getting a small amount of her own stool in her mouth will suffer no consequ ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aylwin david Nathaniel
Specializes in General Practice
GP : I would suggest a review with your GP - they can perform an examination and discuss the hydration and diet to advise a permanent solution
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Abel
26 years experience Pediatrics
Could be: The first thing I would want to make sure is that your child is gaining weight appropriately and thriving. If that is the case, there are numerous th ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
25 years experience Pediatrics
Could be: Constipation in infants can occur if they are having trouble digesting certain components in formulas. Make sure you are mixing it properly, as conce ... Read More
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