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Why has the infant not defecated for a few days?

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Published At January 13, 2018
Reviewed AtOctober 19, 2022

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

My 45-day-old nephew has not defecated for the last two days. Today is the third day. He is taking his feeds well and having a sound sleep. His urine output is good. Also, he is leaving gas as usual. Kindly help.

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

This is one of the common complaints received. It is absolutely normal for an infant to pass stool once in a week or 20 times a day in whatever consistency. As long as the baby is active, is feeding well, and is passing adequate urine there is nothing to worry about. Continue breastfeeding every two hours and keep the baby warm.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Veerabhadrudu Kuncham
Dr. Veerabhadrudu Kuncham

Pediatrics

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