The baby's first stool is called meconium which appears thick, sticky, and greenish-black in color which gradually turns into yellow in the following days. Change in the texture of stool in which it becomes hard indicates that the baby is lacking fluid intake. If there are increased bowel movements, it is a sign of diarrhea. It is essential to consult a doctor if the baby's stool appears maroon, white, and black.
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My 2-month-old son is irritable during breastfeeding and has decreased frequency of passing stools. What could be the reason?
Query: Hello doctor, My son is around two months old and irritable during breastfeeding. The stool is yellow and frothy but decreased in frequency since birth; it comes once every two to three days. His abdomen is distended and passes a lot of gas with a very bad odor, and he seems in pain when passing the... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Newborn babies pass motion every two to five days and can go up to one week. If you are feeding well, then there is no need to worry. However, the abdomen will look full, and the gas will be smelly. But, again, there is no need to be conce... Read Full »
My 12-week-old baby poops dark green stools. Is it because of feeding lactose-free formula?
Query: Hi doctor, I want to ask about my baby. She is twelve weeks old now. The baby is fed with Lactose-free formula, and her stools are dark green or greenish-tan. Sometimes can see yellow color mixed with green. Sometimes her stools are soft, and sometimes it is harder. She poops once or twice a day. Sh... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, my advice to all mothers is that the baby should be fed mother's milk and not a formula. Even if you give formula against the best advice, you provide it with a spoon and not a bottle with a nipple. Yes, the poop can be green. Take care. Read Full »
Is it normal to have mucus stools after taking medicines for cold and cough?
Query: Hello doctor, My child is 3 years old. she was suffering from cold and cough and was under medication like Mucolite, Timinic, Septilin, and Asthalin 2.5 mg. For the last two days, she was doing mucus potty, now it is getting better today. We did a test and attached is the interim report. Please adv... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen her reports. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your child has a respiratory infection and nothing to do with her potty. The mucus you say is due to the swallowed phlegm. She needs an antibiotic like Moxclav dry syrup 5 ml - 0 - 5 ml twice... Read Full »