My 1 month old daughter hasn't pooped in 2 days

Patient : My 1 month old daughter hasn't pooped in 2 days and her pediatric doc said it was normal for babies to not poop for 3-5 days and he told me to try pedialyte, but he never told me how much to give her. So how much do I give her?
Doctor :   Hello, Welcome to ATD. Thank you for the query. Pedialyte solution is used for treating or preventing dehydration caused by vomiting or diarrhea. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor. Give her the same amount of pedialyte you would normally give her in milk. Using a teaspoon, syringe, or medicine dropper, initially provide small volumes of fluid and then gradually increase the amount as tolerated. Administration via a spoon or syringe with close supervision helps guarantee gradual progression in the amount taken. Hope this helps. Take care.

Related Q&A

Q: Is there such a thing as a tear-free baby lotion?

Q: Does my child have slapped cheek

Q: Dear Doctor, My second daughter is seven years old. She has some hormonal problems. May be you can help us in this...

Q: Hello I have little girl 2.5 yrs of age complaining of pain in her vagina. Upon inspection and cleaning there seams ...

Q: My 2 year old was just recently diagnosed with Persistent Left superior vena cava, with significant right to left shu...


Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon