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29 Jul 2007

Feeding Pattern
I've got a 3 week old baby daughter, I want to know if it is normal for her to feed every hour and have a poo nappy then as well. every hour there is a poo nappy and this of cousre causes a rash on her bum. Is this feeding/ poop pattern normal, or may there be something else wrong that causes this ? like overactive stomach or intestines, as I get the feeling that the does does not get "enough food" in her tummy and that why she is contantly hungry
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childhood diseases
paediatrician

01 Jan 0001

she should not be feeding every hour and the cause for this is probably that she is not getting enough milk at each feed. Als she is passing too many stools. This all may be due to lactose intolerance which can occur with breast milk as well. It may be worthwhile trying her on one of the new lactose free formulas, just to see if there is a rapid improvement.
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