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Baby Poop

Depending on the age and diet, the color of the baby’s poop changes. Moreover, each color suggests the digestion of the food. If there is an unusual color or consistency of the faeces, such as black after some days of birth, white color, red color, or blood in the poop, it is best to consult a medical professional.

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Is it normal for a newborn to pass loose stool during or immediately after breastfeeding?

Query: Hello doctor, My new born baby passes loose stools during breastfeeding or just after breastfeeding for the past three to four days. Sometimes it is very small amount. But he passes stool daily for about 10 to 15 times. Sometimes it is in the form of foam. Yesterday onwards, I am giving him probioti...  Read Full »

Dr. Vijaykumar Mundeshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Newborn babies may pass stools immediately after feeding. This is a normal reflex. If your baby is passing stools quite often and is feeding well, has got sleep after feed and passes enough urine, i.e., six to eight times in a day and gaining weight, then you need n...  Read Full »

My twin babies motion color is eiether dark green or yellowish green. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I have twin babies with one boy and one girl. They are four months old now. Breast milk is very low for them. So we are using formula. During the first two months, we used Simyl LBW and Lactodex LBW. Then the doctor told us to use Dexolac 1 powder. Now, my babies motion is in dark green ...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The color of the stools that you have mentioned is normal. Any color of the stool is normal, except when the color is red or white. All the children up to the age of six months pass stools either 10 to 12 times a day or once in two to three days. It is normal. So as per...  Read Full »

My 4-month-old daughter passes stool eight times a day. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is 4 months old now. She is on breastfeeding only. She used to defecate once or twice daily. Sometimes she defecated once in two to three days. Recently she has started defecating four to eight times a day (generally very small amount though) and her feces have become more ...  Read Full »

Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is normal for babies to have variable stool frequency. Sometimes they pass once or two times in a day, sometimes more. Some babies have exaggerated gastrocolic reflex, it means they pass stool after almost every feed. No need to worry if the stool is not watery and s...  Read Full »

What could cause pale stools in an 8-month-old baby?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter's thyroid level was 13, and bilirubin was 9 at the time of birth. After six days, our pediatrician told us to retake the test, bilirubin was 13, and the thyroid test showed T3- 91, T4-13.05, and TSH - 2.05. We kept her in blue light for two days then we came home. She is on...  Read Full »

Dr. Sudhakar Palanisamy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to First of all, everything which you have said is normal except for pale stools. Can you send the picture of the stools if possible? Also, do not worry about initial jaundice. It will not happen again, usually. Walking well is a really good sign, which means there is no m...  Read Full »

My 3-year-old grandson has had a constipation problem. Help.

Query: Hello doctor, My grandson is 3-year-old. He had a constipation problem since he was six months old. He used to pass stool irregularly and sometimes it is after four days or even seven days. When he feels that stool is coming, he sits to pass it out but he will not get success even after trying to pu...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. Please continue the same medications as advised. You should avoid giving the powder by mixing it with dal or vegetables because the dose will not be accurate. The side effects if any are insignificant as compared to the benefits. I suggest ...  Read Full »

Can I use organic product for my newborn to ease constipation?

Query: Hi doctor, My 1-month-old baby started passing quarter-sized stools with hard consistency. I could not see any improvement after giving water. So can I give organic product to ease the constipation?  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Do not use organic products for newborns. Instead, I would recommend increasing the quantity of water in the formula feeds. Based on the stool consistency, we usually add 30 ml of water per scoop, and you can add 35 ml or increase it up to 40 ml per scoop. Then, if the br...  Read Full »

My 5-week-old baby boy has stomach discomfort after feeding and a watery poop. Is it normal?

Query: Hi doctor, My 5-week-old baby boy has stomach discomfort after feeding and occasional constipation. He cries to poo, but poo is watery. Wriggling and twisting shortly after feeding. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Sajeev Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Most mothers wrongly believe that the baby has trouble in the stomach hearing the normal intestinal movements called peristalsis. However, as their abdominal wall is not covered with fat like adults, the normal peristaltic sounds are audib...  Read Full »

Should I give my newborn Enterogermina?

Query: Hello doctor, My baby was born prematurely at 34 weeks. He went through phototherapy for jaundice treatment in his first week of birth for three days. He had lost weight after four days of his birth. Born weight 4.41 lbs. He is one month old and has gained up to 7.28 lbs when I last checked before s...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please note that it is normal for children below six months to pass stools 10 to 20 times a day or once in two to three days. Both are fine and are not labeled as constipation or diarrhea. Therefore, no treatment is required in such cases. Treatment is only required whe...  Read Full »

What is the reason for frequent stools in newborns having formula milk?

Query: Hello doctor, My son is 4 months and 20 days, today he passed stool after every feed nearly about four to five times. The stool is not very much in quantity, and not very loose also, usually he passes stool twice (morning and evening). Earlier, when a similar pattern was seen, the doctor suggested ...  Read Full »

Dr. Prashant Kumar Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I am sorry for the late reply. See, as per your query, your baby is passing stools four to five times a day, which is quite familiar in a baby who is on breast milk and formula milk; any stool frequency more than eight to nine times a day is considered abnormal, so n...  Read Full »

How to help my 10-week-old baby with digestive issues?

Query: Hi doctor, My 10-week old baby is having digestive issues since birth. He passes gas extremely and experiences severe pain and discomfort when trying to pass gas and stool sometimes. Nothing helps him. We have tried giving gas drops and bicycling his legs. We have changed formulas and now he is tak...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Children below the age of six months make a lot of odd noises before or after passing stools. It is a normal phenomenon. Also passing gas is a normal phenomenon. Some children pass gas like an adult and it is completely normal. There is no need of taking medications bec...  Read Full »

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