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hi all.my son is 3.5 months now.till now he had no potty issue.but since 10 -12 days he is doing it alternate day or even after 2 days sometimes I have to give him medicine to clear motion otherwise he becomes cranky.  i want him to do it each day naturally.wat to do??  plz help Dr. Shilpitha Shanthappa Roopashree Siddireddy Dr.Dhanya Prajesh Priya Sood Khushboo Chouhan



Sowmya Prithvi (sonu)

It's normal when baby is on BF to pass stool once in 8 to 10days also.. may be baby is having gas issues.. u can apply hing paste or castrol oil on baby's naval to release gas, u can do some massage also, check YouTube video on it.
What medicine ur giving? Is baby on BF or Formula?

Radhika P

Sowmya Prithvi (sonu) yeah he is on bf.medicine is prescribed by his pediatrician. what makes me worried is till now he didn't have this problem.thanks for help dii

ritu singhal

Hey Rewa,why do you think its a problem if he poops every alternate day? Does he become a lot gaseous? Crankiness could be due to various reasons. Have you tried applying heeng on navel? Exercises like cycling motion and bending knees towards stomach. Tummy time..all this helps in getting relief from trapped gas. Do burp the baby often in upright position,you can also start by having him sit for a few seconds or minutes with support. Its quite normal for exclusively breastfed kids to pass motion once in several days. But if you are really concerned,see if you have changed something in your diet. Lets see how he progresses..

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