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Can Glycerin suppository be used twice a week for a 2-month-old baby?

Query: Hello doctor, My 2 month old daughter started passing stool irregularly, from the past eight days. She was passing a lot of gas, but it did not smell. Seeing no improvement, we took her to the¬†pediatrician, who said she had gas in her stomach. So, he gave her Decolic, Neopeptine, and Glycerin suppo...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to This must probably be your first child, that is why this query. Please note that children under the age of six months may pass stools either 10 to 15 times a month or once in 2 to 3 days. And it is absolutely normal. You should be worried only if the child has not passed ...  Read Full »

My 70 year old mother has constipation. Please suggest any tablet.

Query: Hello doctor,My mother is suffering from constipation and not cleaning motion. My mother is 70 years old. Please suggest any tablet.  Read Full »

Dr. Mashfika N Alam

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Usually, a Glycerine suppository is enough if it is uncomplicated constipation. You can give it a try. However, if your mother suffers from frequent constipation or a recent change in bowel habit, other than just treating it, you must get her thoroughly evaluated. But if ...  Read Full »

Why has my infant not passed motions for two days?

Query: Hello doctor,My 49-day-old son has not passed motions for the past two days. The last time I used Glycerin for three consecutive days as he did not pass motions for three days. He is only breastfeeding. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Simy Mathew


Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is very normal for a newborn or infant to not poop every day. Some of them pass motions only once in five days also and some even extend beyond that. We should intervene or treat babies who have discomfort or straining to stool else no treatment is required. Bab...  Read Full »

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