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Increased frequency of stools in 4 month baby - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you?
User :   Dear Dr. My son is 4 months old
User :   we are giving him formula feeding
Doctor :   ok
User :   all of sudden he is passing loose stool
User :   why ?
User :   3-4 times a day
User :   earlier his stool is very tight
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   since when is this happening?
User :   he was used to pass stool once a day
User :   past one week
Doctor :   is there any fever?
Doctor :   vomitings
User :   there is no fever
User :   no vomitting
Doctor :   ok
User :   nothing else
Doctor :   is he being breast fed?
User :   no from day one he is taking formula feeding sir
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   continue the formula feeding and increase the frequency
Doctor :   always use sterilised bottles
Doctor :   and boiled and cooled milk
Doctor :   use clean utensils to mix the feeds
Doctor :   he could be haing a viral diarrhea
User :   we are taking care of all these above points
User :   for him we are using bisleri water bottle (20 ltrs)
Doctor :   ok
User :   for formula milk - nestle milk
Doctor :   i suggest that you give him ORS packets
Doctor :   one pack mixed in 1 L of water
Doctor :   make him sip the fluid
Doctor :   this has to be given
Doctor :   continuously
User :   ok
User :   Sir what is this Viral Diarrhea ?
Doctor :   plenty of ORS fluid should be given in this form
Doctor :   in small amounts
Doctor :   it could be
Doctor :   if the motions dont subside within a few days (3-4 days)
Doctor :   he should be taken for physical examination with a pediatrician
User :   Sir it is not loose motion at all.
Doctor :   the ORS and regular formuls feeds should be continued
User :   he is only passing stool 3-4 times a day only.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is there any mucus in the stools?
User :   sometimes
Doctor :   you mentioned loose stools yourself right?
Doctor :   im the beginning of the chat?
Doctor :   ok
User :   sorry sir i am not able to explain it as u required
Doctor :   i suggest that you give him the ORS, maintain good hygiene with his feeds and continue the feeds
Doctor :   thats ok
Doctor :   the increased frequency of stools probably is nothing to worry about
User :   ok
Doctor :   i suggest that you follow what i told you and if the frequency increases
Doctor :   or the problem doesnt subside
Doctor :   then consult a pediatrician
User :   ok thanks
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