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Diarrhea in an infant - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hello
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
Doctor :   r u there
User :   i have a baby hes 4 months old and he has been change from 3 different formulas he has been on similac advance, then enfamil a-r, now enfamil gentle ease
Doctor :   ok
User :   yes im here
Doctor :   ok
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User :   and he has not been going to the rest room pooping , since he started on the enfamil a-r and that was abou a week ago i was told to give him prune juice so i did that today and he started having dieareah
User :   i wanted to see if that was normal the whole dieareah thing
Doctor :   is the stool foul smelling?
User :   well not bad just normal
Doctor :   is it watery type?
User :   its watery
Doctor :   did he similar complains when he put on other baby feeds?
User :   no he just drinks his milk and hes fine but i mean im worried should i have not gave him prune juice ?
Doctor :   did he have similar complains when he was started on baby feeds before
User :   no
Doctor :   yes it could be
Doctor :   does he have fever as well now
User :   im a first time mom so im very worried
Doctor :   yes u should be
Doctor :   is he throwing up as well?
User :   no no throwing up or fever
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   it can be due to indigestion
Doctor :   avoid giving him that juice as of now
User :   ok but continue on his formual normally
User :   how do i keep him from getting dihydrated
Doctor :   continue to give your baby breastmilk or baby formula as before. Breastmilk has all the fluids and electrolytes needed to prevent dehydration.
Doctor :   u can use lactose free oral rehydration theraphy
Doctor :   solution
User :   how is that
User :   or what is that
Doctor :   to rehydrate the baby
Doctor :   give him adequate fluid
Doctor :   to make up for the fluid loss
Doctor :   throu loose stools
User :   so give him milk with no lactose?
Doctor :   u can breat feed him as before
Doctor :   or baby feed
User :   i never did breast feed
Doctor :   make sure he is given fluid
Doctor :   u can give him baby feed
User :   ok can i give him pedylite
Doctor :   consult a pediatrician if the problem persists or he develops fever
User :   ok thank you
Doctor :   yes u can give him that
Doctor :   that is ORS
Doctor :   Pedialyte, Ricelyte or Rehydralyte one of three
Doctor :   anything else u want to know about
User :   no thank you
Doctor :   ur welcome
Doctor :   bye for now
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