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A 33-year-old female asked about a female:

My 2 week old baby had lots of loose watery stools (mucousy at first): day 5 had 12 in a night. recently bms slowed to just 1 or 2 a day. today she cried hard straining & her poo was much drier and sticky. no fever but threw up a ton earlier. advice?

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Dr. Birendra Tandan
Urology 36 years experience
Baby has to be seen by the pediatrician for diagnosis and treatment. Pl do that asap.
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Dr. Sydney Rice
Dr. Sydney Rice commented
Specializes in Pediatrics
There are a lot of questions that need to be asked regarding details of feeding that need to be done in person with her pediatrician.
Sep 16, 2021
Dr. Adham Hegazy
Specializes in Pediatrics
Everything mentioned in this question could be a normal behavior of a two week old baby. I did not see any symptom of medical significance when dealing with a newborn. No need to give any medication at this point and you can check with your pediatrician during your next follow up visit to be sure that the baby is fine .
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Last updated Sep 17, 2021


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