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Q. Why is my 6 days old baby having loose motion?

Answered by
Dr. S. Riaz Ahmed
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Aug 30, 2018 and last reviewed on: Sep 04, 2018

Hi doctor,

My baby is 6 days old and he is suffering from loose motion since today.

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Hi,

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Basically, if it is watery loose motion, either it is viral induced or milk intolerance. In a 6-day-old baby, if mother's milk is exclusively given, not to worry about it as it can simulate like a loose motion in breastmilk-fed infants. Only you have to worry when the baby becomes weak, dehydrated and starts vomiting.


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