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Infant passing greenish stool after feeding with Nan1 pro. Worrisome - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 01-Mar-2013
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User:My Daughter is 2 months and 15 days
Doctor:May i Know your name , age and email ID for the record
User:I feed her with NAN 1 pro after 1 hr of breast feed
User:My name is XXXXXXX, 30 and YYYY@YYYY
Doctor:thank you
User:Her stool is greenish for the past 2 days
User:i am worried
Doctor:Does she have any nausea, vomiting, irritability , etc ?
User:no.. she is very normal as usual..
Doctor:how is her daily activities ?
User:but i could feel that today is sleeping for a long time
Doctor:greenish discoloration of the stool, in a baby, who is absolutely normal, need not be worried
Doctor:it could be bilary secretions, which is sometimes normal
User:Ok thanks a lot doctor. But her long duration sleep had disturbed me.
Doctor:but in case, there is foul smell , along with the XXXXXXX discoloration, and other issues like nausea, vomiting, irrtability, fever, diarrhea, etc, it could be due to infection due to parasites
Doctor:in such case, a stool test may be necessary to make a proper diagnosis
User:Could you please tell me about bilary secretions
User:i am a lay man on this term
Doctor:those are normally produced by the gall bladder , and help in digestion of fat content in food
User:fine doctor.
Doctor:and the color is greenish, due to the presence of bile pigment in it
User:thankf for your advice.
Doctor:I mean, they are produced by the liver, and then stores in the Gall bladder
Doctor:and released as needed
Doctor:You are welcome
User:very useful information.
User:May i ask another question doctor
User:Like I am feeding her for almost 1 hour everytime when she cries..
User:but even then she is crying..
User:I feel she is not enough breast milk..
Doctor:sometimes, young babies can have gastric reflux , occuring after meals
Doctor:and this can cause pain just after feeds
Doctor:other issues can be intestinal colic
User:Since I am a vegiterian ..please advice me on increasing the breask milk production
User:fine doctor.
Doctor:there is no specific diet, that can increase the breast, milk, which is usually under hormonal control
User:Is there any supplement for the mother is increase the milk production
User:oh.. okay.
User:i understand
Doctor:but taking a healthy diet , and high protien diet , milk, and energy XXXXXXX foods like fruits, vegatables, etc will be advisable
User:Doctor, Shall i continue with NAN 1 pro since she is not getting enough milk from mom.?
Doctor:carrots, XXXXXXX leafy veg, cereals, lentils, pulses like beans, etc will be helpful
Doctor:have u mentioned this to your treating doctor ?
User:Yes, He suggested giving NAN 1 pro
Doctor:i mean , her Gynae or the pediatrician ?
User:Pediatrician suggested NAN 1 pro..
Doctor:in that case, there is no issue, and you can continue the same
User:fine doctor. Thanks a lot for your time.
Doctor:You are most welcome
Doctor:take care and have a good evening
User:Good night doctor.
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