Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
198 Doctors are Online

Toddler has stomach ache, gas formation and loose stool. Diagnosed with acid reflux. Proper cure?

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

Practicing since : 2001
Answered : 1444 Questions
My newborn screams with stomache aches and is now tired, barely eating, and bad gas followed with loose stool as he passes it...Doctors told me acid reflux but Im doubting the diagnosis?
Posted Wed, 27 Mar 2013 in Child Health
Answered by Dr. Synthyia Bhagat 21 minutes later

Thanks for writing to us.

Relax, do not worry. I understand your concern.

Baby is having colic which is seen in 30 to 40% of babies and it usually starts at age of 3 to 4 weeks and settles by age of 3 to 4 months.
It is a benign and self limiting condition.

Continue with breast feeding, mother should avoid gas forming food items in her diet.

Regarding loose stools; i suggest you to give probiotic like lactobacillus XXXXXXX for 2 to 3 days.
Monitor his urine output, feeding pattern and activity.

In case of colic;
-Keep baby in prone position as it helps in expulsion of gases but baby should not be left unattended.
-Gently massage over his tummy in circular manner starting from right lower -right up-left up-left down.
-In case symptoms persist neopeptine drops can be given after consultation with doctor.

Hope I have answered your query, if you have any other question I would be gland to help.
Wishing your baby good health.

God bless!!
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask a Pediatrician

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor