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A 30-year-old female asked:

My 5.5 week old baby has a very watery stool twice a day that spills from diaper and soils clothing can i give him something to thicken his bowel movements ?

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Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 43 years experience
What are you feeding: Your baby ? Breast fed babies have thin gravy like stools a lot of times . Formula fed babies with cow based protein may have lactose intolerance causing watery stools. In that case , formula may be changed to soy base or lactose free formula . Best to discuss with your pediatrician
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