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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on situation: A newborn must first pass the dark sticky meconium stool ; this starts day one or is abnormal.Once it clears, if baby is breast fed they may stool a l ... Read More

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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Plugged up: I use cereals to plug up a kid naturally after they develop diarrhea. Infants don't need cereals until 6 months, so I'm curious why a newborn would ge ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dansie
16 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: There are many causes of inconsolable crying in an infant. This include among many others: colic, constipation, gas. Colic it is very common. I would ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claudine nandi Lee
Specializes in General Practice
Fairly normal: This is a very trying time for having a new baby. IF this is your first get as much help and advise from any mom who has done this before or your mom ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
25 years experience Pediatrics
Urine output: One of the ways we gauge adequate breast milk intake is by the number of wet diapers a baby makes in a 24 hour period ( should be at least 5). The oth ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cesar Sturla
35 years experience Internal Medicine
No: No, fever at this age could indicate a potentially serious bacterial infection. Specially with decrease eating and increase sleepiness. Take the baby ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jonah Essers
18 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
Yes!: This is absolutely normal in newborns, especially with breast milk.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arti Jain
Dr. Arti Jain answered
25 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on age & hx: It depends on age of the new born. If he/she has not pooped in the first 48 hrs, then the pediatrician needs to evaluate the baby. The bowel habits ch ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on situation: A newborn must first pass the dark sticky meconium stool & this starts day one or is abnormal.Once it clears, if baby is breast fed they may stool a l ... Read More

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