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Why is my daughter urinating frequently?

Q: My four-month-old baby girl urinates very frequently, roughly 20 times a day. There is, however, neither pain while urinating, nor any odour in the urine. She doesn't suffer from fever either. Is this a disease? If yes, what is the cure? Also, her mother will have to attend her school starting next month. What is the best way to wean the baby from her mother? The baby has been exclusively on the mother's milk so far. Should she be given Mother Dairy milk or powdered milk?

A:Passing urine 20 times a day till the time they are only on milk may be normal, especially if the baby is well, active and gaining weight. However, you may get a urine routine examination to make sure it is normal. Ideally, weaning with semisolids should start at 6 months in exclusively breast- fed infants. If you have to join work and you are forced to start top feeds, then the formula milk is better than Mother Dairy milk.


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