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Diarrhoea in a 2 month old - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   My baby is two months old.Started with formula feeding a month back didn't have a problem.
Today baby passed loose motion in very little quantity for every 2-3 hrs.
Please advise
Doctor :   Hi This is Dr XXXXXXXX here
User :   hi
Doctor :   let me go thru ur query
Doctor :   may i know y she is on formula feeds instead of breast milk ?
User :   i am working
User :   so had to start the formula feeding
User :   i expres m milk and breat feed too
User :   whenever possible
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is the kid growing adequately? whats the weight now ?
User :   he 6 kg now
User :   he is growing well
Doctor :   what was the birth weight ?
User :   i don't think thereis problem
User :   he is active even today
User :   but am worried since he passing motion in very little qualtityfor every 2-3 hrs
User :   birth weight was 3.6
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   and is this the first time that he had diarrhea ? has the baby had any resp or other infections ?
User :   nope this is th first time
Doctor :   Now for the diarhea, please make sure that she is adequatel;y hydrated
Doctor :   give her ORS preparations available in the pharmacy and give that as and when the baby needs
Doctor :   preferably every 30 mins
User :   wht is tht ORS oreparation
User :   ?
Doctor :   oral rehydartion fluids
Doctor :   ELECTRAL
User :   is tht a medicine
Doctor :   its not a medicine
Doctor :   but is a fluid prep
User :   okay
User :   just have to mix it with water and give him
User :   ?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   thats right
User :   wht would be the cause
Doctor :   also if the diarhea continues, she my need some medications
Doctor :   it could be due to infection
User :   so wht shld be done
User :   'if its because of infection
Doctor :   i would advise you, that she may need antibiotcs
Doctor :   whcih can be prescribed after examining the baby
User :   ok
User :   but would this be diarhea
User :   because e doesn't pass in large qty
User :   thts why i am a bit confused
Doctor :   a single episode of 2-3 loos e stools which do not recurr
Doctor :   is not that serious
Doctor :   and could be due to food issues
Doctor :   but its not good to take it less serious
User :   okay
User :   tanks a ot doc
User :   shld i continue the formula feeding
User :   i don'thave a choice
Doctor :   YES
Doctor :   U CAN cONTINUE IT \
User :   and i have been using it for quite sometime now
User :   okay
User :   thanks doc
Doctor :   u are welcome
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