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Dr. Yogindra Vasavada, Pediatrician
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Experience:  M.D.(ped) passed at first attempt, in practice continuously for last 37 years. Certi. in Comp
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My 4 day old has been very sleepy today and has not pooped.

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my 4 day old has been very sleepy today and has not pooped. she peed 4 times in the past 24 hours. we switched from the hospital formula of similac to earth's best organic yesterday. could this be a reaction to that switch? she's also getting small amounts of colostrum/transitional milk from me ~8 times per day. thank you.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Pediatrics
Expert:  Dr. Yogindra Vasavada replied 2 years ago.

Hello, there is no need for concern. Pooping daily is not necessary if the stool is not very firm or hard consistency. Please wake up for feed every 2-3 hours if sleepy and give feed if sucking well, head propped up a bit. Transition to a set bowel habit will take some time. Please check weekly weight.

Expert:  Dr. Yogindra Vasavada replied 2 years ago.

Hope child is doing well now and please rate positively my response.