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My 2 and half month old started pooping more suddenly is.

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My 2 and half month old started pooping more suddenly is. This normal?
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Pediatrics
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 9 months ago.

Thank you for your question.
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Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Hi! Im julia thanks for the quick response!
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 9 months ago.

Please write in detail?

When did the symptom start?

How frequently does it occur?

How is the character?

Does he/ she have any other symptom?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
She is formula fed and is
2 and half months shhe was always pooping every 3 days and these past few days starting pooping 2 times a day is that normal?
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 9 months ago.

Is there any blood in stool?

Does she appear to have abdominal pain?

Is there fever, nausea, vomiting or any other symptom?

Was there any change of food?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
No blood she does seem to have some abdominal pain i havent switched formulas or anything noone of those other symptoms and stool seems normal i took photos its just odd that she started pooping more so suddenly
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Also the sunken fontanel is it normal that its deep but when she lays down its not as deep im a little concerned about that as well
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 9 months ago.

When did you notice sunken fontanel?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I feel like its always been there i heard babies have that normally i was told its normal
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 9 months ago.

Thank you for the input.
Bowel habit can change.
Usually formula fed babies are more constipated.
Increased frequency can be from an inflammation or infection.
Viral one is common & usually runs its course.
Twice in a day is not worrying.

Mildly sunken fontanel can be normal as you have noticed it for long.
You can wait & watch.
Please try to give fluid.
Pedialyte can be given
If it gets more frequent or if she develops nausea, vomiting, fever, I would suggest to take an examination by doctor.
Stool test can be taken.
I hope this information will be helpful.
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Wish her healthy life.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Isnit normal that it went from every 3 days to 2 times a day overnight? And the Sunken fontanel is it normal? When she lays down its not as deep? What fluids cn i give when shes only 2 and half months
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 9 months ago.

As I said, passing stool twice in a day is not concerning.

Bowel habit can vary.

Mildly sunken fontanel can be seen in some babies normally.

If it is increased, it can be due to dehydration.

You need to watch it.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
How do i know if it increases? It gets larger?
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 9 months ago.

In dehydration fontanel would be more deep, go inward.