Infant passing loose stool, vomiting. Cause and cure? - Online Doctor Chats
hi XXXX here
welcome to XXXXXXX
thnx doc my baby is three n half month n now she is passing loose stools more than five times a day
is there any foul smell in the stools ?
Actually she is on top feed right from birth I use to feed her NAAN infant formula after two months she is continuously vomiting
so from past ffive days hv started lactogen
you mean she is vomiting right from birth ?
how many days, is she having the loose stools ?
no after she completed her two mnths from then
from say three days
is there any foul smell in the stools ?
is it watery type ?
sumtimes yes sumtimes no
is it greenish, yellowish, rice water like ??
its yellow colour
is she active during the daytime ?
or is she weak , lethargic and irritable ?
yes bt she cries before passing stool
she might be having a viral infection of the intestines
her stool seems like its a milk product coming out
for the time being, you can give her oral fluids like ELECTRAL or WHO ORS
made with water
keep giving her that as long as the stools last
bt she is been vaccinated with rotavirus
there are a lot of viruses that can cause such infections
ready one or powdered form
ORS is available in powdered form ,
is the powder different for infants
how much quantity
and u can make it with boiled and cooled water
1 packet is made with 1 litre of water
each packet has the instructions on it
which you can follow without any difficulty
and can i try giving her cow s milk?
in addition to the ORS , continue to give her the normal feeding, as usual
no , do not give her cows milk,
Naan or lactogen?
Continue NAAN, for now, as she was used to it
the cause of the loose motions can be due to change of the feeds too
wat abt honey?should i give her that
NO, DO NOT GIVE HER HONEY ,
HONEY , should not be given before 1 year age
and COWs milk , not to be given until 6 months , unless directed by your doctor
after a week she will complete her four months can i start giving her liquid food
if she is growing well, then addition of top feeds can be done
top feeds like cerelac, mashed rice and banana can then be started
I would also advice you to consult your doctor, as soon as possible so that she can be examined
right nw i chkd her wgt last time on 21st XXXXXXX it was 5.35
when she was three mnths
3.25kg born on 23rd oct 2011
she was born on 36th week of my pregnancy
she has a good weight gain rate
she can be started on top feeds at the end of 4 months
her doc has gone out of india
top feeds like the one u mentioned mashed rice etc
you will need to consult , any other pediatrician, who can examine her for her diarrhea
so should i give her ORS nw without consulting the doc
yes, you dont need to see your doctor for the ORS
you can start giving it to her ASAP
how many time shud i give her tht
ANTIBIOTICS, etc need to be given, with a doctors examination
when ever she is hungry or awake, or thirsty, you can give her ORS
and you can give her after every loose stool
still i mean hw many times a day if u can suggest
it depends on the amount of diarrhea
if she has continuous diarrhea, say 10 to 20 times then the frequency is to be more
if it is less than 6 , then the frequency can be reduced
you can start with 5o ml of ORS every hour
50 - 100 ML of ORS, every hour , can be given
ok n i can continue giving her calcium syrup calcimax n nutrition supplement m1mz
you can continue all of that
I hope u have followed my suggestions
yes n one more thng doc her head is becoming shapeless from her bak she does nt sleep on her pillow
sorry, i could not follow the term XXXXXXX shapeless"
in the sense head shud be round its getting flat frm on her left side
has the shape changed drastically, over a short time ?
my in laws says she does nt sleep on her pillow thts y its becoming like tht
does she sleep on a soft matress ?
or a hard surface ?
ya bt most of time in her swing
in that case, there is no way, that it can affect the head shape or the bone structure
ok nw as per ur suggestion vl give her 50ml of ors right
if u can send me images , of her head, to YYYY@YYYY with ATTN: Dr. XXXXX in the subject line
i can have a look at them and advice u accordingly
i can do tht bt it vl b possible late nite is it fine vl u cum online then
u can send it anytime you want
and i shall view it and reply via mail
n wat for the feed bak
u need my email id or this one is fine
I shall respond to the same mail id, from which u send the pictures
ok thnx a tonn doc for ur advice,stay healthy n take care
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