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A 24-year-old female asked:

My daughter one month old haven't passed stool four days ago till now , she was passing with each breastfeeding.is it ok & what should i do.

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 59 years experience
Breast feeding: A breast fed baby may have a stool with each feeding, once a day or can go as long as a week without having one. All very normal as your baby is acting. He may also fo a lot of gruting when passing stool. Again, all normal.
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Dr. Keith Ramsey
Pediatrics - Adolescent Medicine 37 years experience
It's OK: Normal stools can be anytime from every feeding on one end to once a week on the other end. As long as the stool is not hard, like pellets, or thick like clay, then they are normal frequency. If there is no stool in a week, then you can use a glycerin suppository to induce one.
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Last updated Jul 12, 2016

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