Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Mom | 2011-09-25

Q.

Is it normal or its diarhea?

Hi Doc,
Please advise, how do i know whether my son has diarhea or its the results of over-eating?
He is one month old, eats a lot and there''s poo in almost every nappy. It is yellow and pasty. Its about 4-5 nappies with poo a day. Is this normal?
Thank you

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

You do not mention whether your baby is being breastfed or not.Your baby's stool colour is normal and the consistency of his stools also appears to be normal.His stools are not loose and watery so he does not have diarrhoea. Four stools a day is normal at your baby's age. He seems to be a very good feeder.

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