A 25-year-old female asked:
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my infant is 1week 3daya old not having reg. bowl movements and isn't burping after feeding i've given him gripe water&still no help what meds to giv?

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Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Bowel movements: If youare breast feeding be aware that an infant may have a stool with each feeding. Go once a day or may do as long as a week without having one. All normal.
Answered on Mar 21, 2014
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Define & use natural: If breast fed, stooling less often& skipping days i would leave it alone if still soft. Bf infants can stool a little every feed or a crib full once a week.Bottle fed kids are expected to go daily. I've had success with undiluted prune or apple juice, 1oz once or twice daily.Water may also help
Answered on Jan 8, 2017

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