I am really concerned that your child is suffering from loose stools.
It can be really distressing to see your child suffering from loose stools. But few facts that should be in your mind are,
1. Its going to be alright. Its not going to last more than a week.
2. Infection is getting cleared out with every loose stool. We should not try to stop diarrhea
as infection may stay in the gut. Let it take its own time to settle.
3. Zinc, ORS
is the standard treatment all physicians will be advising and there is no magic drug to stop. Antibiotics are not advised as it might even prolong duration of diarrhea.
4.As long as you are hydrating your child with fluids, and child is passing urine well, you need not worry about loose stools.
Breast milk can be given but avoid cow's milk. Keep giving normal diet in addition to fluids.
don't worry, he will be alright. Take care.
Dr Balaji Chinnasami
Don't be upset.