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  1. Hello Dear,

    Thank you for writing to us at MediMetry.
    This is absolutely normal. Babies on exclusive breast feed can have more then 5-6 days for passing stools. It is not considered constipation. Even when they pass stool after so may days the stools are usually semi-liquid or soft. Babies during first few months strain a lot while passing not only stool also while urinating or passing gas. So don't worry as your baby will grow these thing will settle automatically.
    Hope this answers your query. Feel free to write back with follow-up questions.
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  2. User
    Thank u doctor for replying. After feeding him, i pat him for burping. He burps but after sometimes milk flows from his mouth. Sometimes he spitsmilk or saliva in a large amount. In addition, vomitting in the form of curd also happens.. is it normal or should i give any herbal medication for this?? Please guide..
    • Hello Dear,

      Thank you for writing to us at MediMetry.
      Spitting out milk is common problem is healthy infants. This is called possetting. If baby is growing well and taking feeds normally then nothing to worry. This will subside with time.
      Hope this answers your query. Feel free to write back with follow-up questions.
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  3. User
    Hello sir,

    My son has completed 6 months. I am giving him sweet lime juice, idli soaked in milk and mashed milk rice in small quantities. Is it ok or am i overloading him??At times,he passes green stool. So, iam little bit afraid. Please guide me.
    • Hello Dear,

      Thank you for writing to us at MediMetry.
      Babies enjoy foods that might taste bland to adults. There is no need to add extra sugars, fats or salt. Eating foods without additions allows your baby to identify new tastes and enjoy the natural flavours of healthy foods.
      It is important to introduce new foods into your child's diet one at a time and waiting several days before introducing another food. This gives times to find out if your child has any sensitivities or allergies to particular foods. There is no need to delay the introduction of food such as peanuts and eggs unless you have been advised to do so by a health professional. These foods can be introduced into your child's diet from six months onwards provided they are given in an appropriate texture such as peanut paste and well mashed, well cooked egg.Symptoms of food allergy include skin rashes, hives, swelling, vomiting, wheezing or other breathing problems, or in rare cases collapse.
      Foods and drinks that are not suitable for your baby:-
      1.Honey – can cause an illness called botulism and should not be given to babies under 12 months.
      2.Fruit juice – high in sugar and can cause tooth decay. Should not be given to babies under 12 months and should be limited in young children
      3.Tea, herbal teas, coffee, chocolate drinks and cola drinks – contain tannins and/or caffeine that are not suitable for babies and young children.
      4.Soft drinks or cordials – are high in sugar, can cause tooth decay and are not necessary.
      5. Unpasteurized dairy products (eg 'fresh' from the farm) – can contain harmful bacteria that makes babies and children very sick.
      6.Hard foods such as chips, popcorn, nuts and lollies – can cause your child to choke and should not be given.
      Hope this answers your query. Feel free to write back with follow-up questions.
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