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Dr. Kanchan Chatterjee

Diploma in Child Health (DCH)

Pediatrician, Kolkata

8 Years Experience
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Dr. Kanchan Chatterjee Diploma in Child Health (DCH) Pediatrician, Kolkata
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Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; a......more
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Dr. Kanchan Chatterjee is a popular Pediatrician in Bara Nagar, Kolkata. She has helped numerous patients in her 8 years of experience as a Pediatrician. She is a Diploma in Child Health (DCH) . She is currently practising at Dr. Kanchan Chatterjee in Bara Nagar, Kolkata. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Kanchan Chatterjee on Lybrate.com.

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Diploma in Child Health (DCH) - Medical College Kolkata - 2010
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Hey Doctor, My daughter is 5 years old. She had fever in past 10 days & since then she is having weakness & low appetite, sometime she gets stomach pain. So doctor please suggest to improve her appetite & remove weakness. Thanks.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
To start get some investigations done cbc, esr, widal test, urine exam, cxr, sgpt medicines to be advised as per reports.
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Baby poop: What's normal?

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Pediatric Surgery
Pediatric Surgeon, Jaipur
Baby poop: What's normal?

As a new mother, you will be always in a constant state of worry whether you are doing things right. And of those many, many things you worry about, your baby’s bowel movements are one of them.

A baby’s poop is a sign of his/her health. Thus, you do need to know what is normal and what needs medical attention. Read on to know more about your baby’s poop.

What’s Normal?

The kind of poop depends on how you are feeding your child. If you breastfeed the baby, his/her poop will be:

  1. Small in size—no bigger than a coin

  2. Light in colour, usually a greenish-brown or bright yellow

  3. Sloppy in texture

The first few weeks of breastfeeding will produce waste daily, after each feed. The frequency will diminish later, but that is not a concern, as long as the waste is easily passed and is soft.

If you are feeding your child formula, the poop will be different. You will notice that the poop is:

  1. Bulkier

  2. Yellow-ish brown or pale yellow in colour

  3. Smells stronger

The next worry you have is when you change your baby’s feeding routine. When you switch from breastmilk to formula, you will notice:

  1. The poop is darker in colour.

  2. The texture becomes thicker.

  3. The smell also becomes stronger.

The other dramatic change you will see is when your baby starts eating solids.

What isn't Normal?

There are mostly two things you need to be concerned about: diarrhoea and constipation. Both of these conditions mostly affect babies who are formula-fed.

If your baby has diarrhoea, you will notice:

  1. The poop is runny

  2. Frequency and amount of poop is increased

And if you suspect constipation, be aware of the following signs:

  1. Your baby finds it difficult to poop

  2. The poop is dry and small

  3. The tummy is hard when you touch it

  4. There might be blood in the poop

Green poo:

If you're breastfeeding, green poo can be a sign that your baby is taking in too much lactose (the natural sugar found in milk). This can happen if she feeds often, but doesn't get the rich milk at the end of the feed to fill her up. Make sure your baby finishes feeding from one breast before you offer her your other one.

If you are feeding your baby formula milk, the brand you are using could be turning your baby's poo dark green. It may be worth switching to a different formula to see if that has any effect.

If the symptoms last longer than 24 hours, visit your health visitor or GP. The cause may be:

  • a food sensitivity

  • side-effects of medication

  • your baby's feeding routine

  • a stomach bug

Very pale poo:

Very pale poo can be a sign of jaundice, which is common in newborns. Jaundice causes your newborn's skin and the whites of her eyes to look yellow, and usually clears up within a couple of weeks of birth. Tell your midwife or doctor if your baby has jaundice, even if it looks like it's going away.

Also tell your midwife or doctor if your baby is passing very pale, chalky white, poos. This can be a sign of liver problems, especially where jaundice lasts beyond two weeks.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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My 18 months baby doesn't eat anything. I have tried variety food as well. Please help me.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
My 18 months baby doesn't eat anything. I have tried variety food as well. Please help me.
Hello, give him alfalfa tonic, 1 -1 tsp thrice daily. Bc no. 21, 2 tabs thrice daily. Revert after 15 days.
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One lady if stopping the feeding their child then what is precaution required to lady.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Nothing much. It should be gradual withdrawal for child and mother. Child should be made to ear|drink thin soup. Gradual withdrawal will not bring breast discomfort.
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My son is 1 and 1/2 months old. He is suffering from cold and cough. Doctor has told there is no cough in chest and provided with nasoclear one drop in each nostril. He is very irritated and coughing as if vomiting. Also whatever I breastfeed he vomit out. Later doctor given ambrodil drips 3 drops twice a day along with moxclav drops 3 drops twice a day. Is this safe . Can I give it to 6 week baby. Please suggest.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My son is 1 and 1/2 months old. He is suffering from cold and cough. Doctor has told there is no cough in chest and p...
I suppose baby is not having fever and taking feed well and if weight is about 3.75 to 4.0 kg, you need not to worry. There is no need of either ambrodil or antibiotic which are of no use. Vomiting after feed is usually regurgitaion. Burping and right posture is solution. Saline nasal drop is safe and may be effective.
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Hi sir my son is 3 years old from the last 2 days my son has cough and blocked nose suddenly fever came doctor prescribed P 250 levolin and relent plus but it is of no use the fever subsides can you Tel me the antibiotic sir.

MBBS, MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
Hi sir my son is 3 years old from the last 2 days my son has cough and blocked nose suddenly fever came doctor prescr...
Fever can be because of viral illness also, which does not require antibiotics, you should wait for atleast 3 days, because a viral illness will subside on its own, however if the child looks really sick, azithromycin is the antibiotic which will help.
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My daughter continues weeping last night. I think so she has pain due teething but I feel it's not normal like she is weeping .She is 13 months old.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
My daughter continues weeping last night. I think so she has pain due teething but I feel it's not normal like she is...
Kindly give her teething toys. If she continues to weep then kindly consult a pedodontist in person.
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My daughter is 6 weeks old. She keep on wants to feed. Either she sleeps or crying. No social smile. When can I expect social smile. She born in 36 weeks by c- section. Some says if no social may be its a sign of autism. Please help.

Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT), Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (BOT)
Occupational Therapist, Delhi
My daughter is 6 weeks old. She keep on wants to feed. Either she sleeps or crying. No social smile. When can I expec...
No need to worry Its the growing stage of child, at this age infants want to be feed & crying is normal unless its not too much of crying. During sleeping only child's growth takes palce. Enjoy your child's infancy & your motherhood & stop relating things with autism or any other condition.
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