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i have a 5.5 month baby. i started solids 3 weeks ago with baby rice. her poo went adult like quite hard.  i started fruit a week ago and her poo gone diarrhea like . its green and she is making at least one a day when previously she would only poo every 2-3 days. is this normal or could she be allergic to fruit.
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Passing one stool daily is normal if it is  not  very watery. If there is  any change in the bowel habit after starting a new food she is  likely to  be intolerant to it. Hence it is  advisable to withhold that for some time. Wait for about 2 weeks before introducing a new food.

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Dr. Arun Kumar Suri

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I can answer questions in the field of general pediatrics-questions regarding the development of children, immunization, feeding, weaning and common childhood problems like fever, cough and recurrent illness. Many of these topics are dealt with on my website Healthy Family Happy Family. Often a mother imagines that her child is sick when in fact there is no problem. Such a mother needs explanation and reassurance. I will not be able to answer specific questions regarding diagnosis.

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I have more than 20 years of experience as a Pediatrician. I have been involved in the care of premature babies and also many critically ill children.

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I am attached to a Mission hospital in a small town in the Kannur dist. of Kerala in India. I also have my private clinic in a nearby place.

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Most of my articles are on my website Healthy Family Happy Family. I have also contributed articles to Ezine Articles and Article City. I believe that Pediatrics is more than treating diseases in children. I advocate holistic approach to child health and problems of children giving equal importance to physical, psychological and spiritual health of children.

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M.B.B.S. D.C.H. I have completed a distant course in adolescent health conducted by IMA AKN SINHA INSTITUTE. I have also completed an online course on Ayurvedic care of children conducted by Jiva Institute.

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