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My baby is 19 days old. he last released a soft stool 7 days ago. this week he has been releasing hard ball stools. he is on both breast milk & formula. i have tried brown sugar water and give him stomach and leg messages but nothing works. pls help.

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Breast & formula: Breast fed infants can go a little every feed or overflow a diaper once a week. If it is soft when they go i don't worry about it. Formula fed babies usually have a more predictable pattern of daily stools. If stools are getting hard, I often use full strength prune juice, 1oz once 1-3X/d.Takes about 3d to get things moving.

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