A 22-year-old female asked:
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i started my newborn on single grain gerber rice cereal 1x a day for 2 days now. she usually poops everyday once a day and she hasnt yet. what to do?

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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 get them.That was the method 50 years ago but not today.Any time you alter babies diet it can effect their stool pattern.
Answered on Jun 6, 2014

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