A 21-year-old member asked:
My baby has had loose stools for almost a week and a half now. is that normal?
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Family Medicine 60 years experience
Loose stools: Depends on the age and the babie's diet, and sometimes the mother's diet. In many circumstances loose stools can be normal.
Has there been a change in diet or a change in formula? Is the baby growing normally or not.
If the problem persists without a good explaination of the cause, then discuss this with the babi's doctor to determine whether or not an examination is necessary.
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Pediatrics 56 years experience
May not be: One common cause is overfeeding in formula-fed infants. However, breastfed infants often have loose bms several times a day. In older children over-consumption of fruits and fruit juices and chewing sugar-free gum can also cause diarrhea.
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Last updated Oct 4, 2016
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