Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Mels | 2008/12/15

Q.

5 Day Old Constipated

My five day old baby is constipated. What can I give him?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Nothing should be given.The question is why is your baby constipated at such a young age? If he is being breast fed this is most unusual and he may have a problem which needs to be investigated eg a condtion called Hirschsprung's disease. Please contact your paediatrician immediately.

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