Our expert says:
A baby that is being breast fed, should pass at least 6 to 8 loose stools per day. You can tell your niece to insert a paediatric glycerine suppositry. If the baby does pass a loose stool, she is not constipated. If she does pass a hard stool, she is constipated. If the baby is constipated, your niece can give her Laxette syrup ( a high sucrose syrup that is not absorbed in the baby's gut). Laxette syrup is safe to use and gentle on a baby's stomach. If the child produces a soft stool after the suppositry, it is possible that she is under fed and hence not passing any stools, as she is not receiving the correct amount of mother's milk.
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