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Can Pedialyte and water be used for infant constipation? My 7 wk old has hard stools and pain since switching to AR formula for reflux.

Can Pedialyte and water be used for infant constipation? My 7 wk old has hard stools and pain since switching to AR formula for reflux.

Not the best: Pedialyte and water are used more for hydration issues in a child. You need to speak with your Pediatrician regarding treatments for a 7 week old, as "too much" water should not be given either. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How many times per day should infant pass stool?

How many times per day should infant pass stool?

How fed ????: A breast fed infant may stool a bit every feeding or an overflow diaper once a week. If it is soft it is not constipation. If formula fed, the pattern is more likely to be a few daily or at least every other day. If stools are soft & baby feeds well & plays, there is no reason to be concerned. If a poor feeder & not wetting diapers at least every 6 hours, i would have her checked. ...Read more

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Should i be worried about a green and seedy mucous stool in an infant?

Should i be worried about a green and seedy mucous stool in an infant?

Normal: The stool color is provided by the bile from the liver that is adds to fecal debris.It starts out a deep green & slowly changes thru greens to yellows to browns as the germs in the intestines metabolize the bile.Green generally means the stool in question moved through faster or was subject to less change by gut germs. ...Read more

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What does it mean if it says "esch coli isolated" in an infant's stool culture report?

What does it mean if it says "esch coli isolated" in an infant's stool culture report?

Common germ in poo: E.coli is a common stool germ. Its presence in the poo is expected. There are pathogenic (bad) strains of E.coli but this would be reported separately. ...Read more

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My infant always has watery stools it comes and goes what could be the problem ?

My infant always has watery stools it comes and goes what could be the problem ?

Watery stools: We could use more information on what you are feeding your infant. If he is breast fed watery stools may be normal, otherwise watery stools usually indicate a viral gastroenteritis and he should be placed on a bland diet. ...Read more

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My exclusively breastfeed babies stool has mintgreen things and its armygreen in colour & runny, what could be the problem & how do I solve it.?

My exclusively  breastfeed babies stool has mintgreen things and its armygreen in colour & runny, what could be the problem & how do I solve it.?

Baby stool: It is probably normal if the baby is exclusively breast fed. There was some tarry greenish stool in the colon during pregnancy, and it slowly comes out over the first few weeks, which is probably what accounts for the greenish color. The consistency of normal baby stool varies from very, soft, wet mushy (usually sweet smelling) stools to firm. Unless the stools are very watery, don't be concerned. ...Read more

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12 weeks infant with mucous blood tinged stool?

Blood in stool: If your baby has not been checked by your pediatrician, please do so asap. If formula-fed, the most common cause is cow's milk allergy (regular formulas are cow-milk-based). Another cause could be bacterial infection. Some constipated babies can develop anal fissures. ...Read more

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What can cause bloody stools in babies? (11 months old)

What can cause bloody stools in babies? (11 months old)

Bloody stools: In 11 months old more commonly due to constipation. Some have anal fissures . If grose blood with abdominal distention, tenderness, fever , irritability, not eating or poor appetite, you need to take your baby to the emergency room or his pediatrician to rule out any surgical abdomen/ obstruction! ...Read more

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What are the stool's characteristics of a 3month old infant who is on a 100% milk formula feeding?

What are the  stool's characteristics of  a 3month old infant who is on a 100% milk formula feeding?

Varies some: Most develop regular stooling at a frequency of 1 or more daily.Color varies through shades of green to yellow to brown. ...Read more