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My baby who is five months of age, she has oil with stool. and its happening 4 or 5 times in a day. what is the problem, pls. answer?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Doctor can check: A pediatrician can take a look at a fresh poop, in the diaper. The parent can show the doctor what part of the poop is "oil". The doctor will want to know if the baby has been eating anything other than breast milk or baby formula, and will also want to know if the poop has changed in amount, odor, color, frequency, etc... Also, we worry more if a baby is not growing according to his grow chart.
Dr. Cathleen London
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Fat malabsorption: That sounds like fat malabsorption. She should be seen. Is she gaining weight normally?

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