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Child having loose motions. What can be the reason? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 19-Jun-2013
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Doctor:How can I help you today?
User:Hi Doctor, i have a baby girl who is 5 months old
User:from last 3 days she is having loose motions
User:its like foamy in small quantities
User:5 times a day
User:do u know the reason
User:I am a working women - feeds her in the morning and again only in the evening
Doctor:Does she have any other symptoms?
User:nothing else
Doctor:Does she have a fever?
Doctor:Can you give me the details about her food intake?
User:morning i will feed my milk till 9:30AM
User:later ragi malt at 11am
User:and later lactogen / cerelac whenever she cries
User:and again after 6pm my milk
Doctor:So she is taking formula and cerelac
Doctor:when you are not there
Doctor:How does the caregiver prepare her milk?
User:sterilize the bowl and spoon
User:boils 30 ML of water and leaves it to cool
User:and she mixes required quantity mentioned on the pack and feds her
Doctor:What is the source of water?
User:we will purchase water in Cans
User:which they say bisleri but i don't trust it
Doctor:Thats what I wanted to hear
Doctor:So I will recommend the following things
User:they might bring XXXXXXX or sweet water somewhere and says Bisleri
Doctor:For a 5 month old it is ok to pass stools upto 5-8 times a day
Doctor:But the foaming type of stools is woorisome
Doctor:It does look like a mild infection
Doctor:It is better to take your precautions
Doctor:I usually advocate a filter at home
Doctor:since it is reliable
Doctor:Her diet seems ok
Doctor:We do not need to change anything else for now
Doctor:If you cannot get a RO system at home
Doctor:you may try drinking water from companies like aquafina
User:ok you mean Aqua gaurd or other kind of water filter
User:yes exaclty aquafina
Doctor:We can try these changes for now
User:allright, Thanks doctor.. i will follow the same and get back to you if i still have issues
User:bye for now
Doctor:Take care
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