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20 week baby, fever, green watery stool. What could be this?

My 20 week old baby was feeling hot 2 nights ago so I took her temp she was 37.9 at the highest and now is 36.5-36.9 she is also passing green watery stools frequently which is unlike her (usually 1 poo a day) exculsively bf. seems well other than this maybe not eatig as often and hard to settle in her crib. bug? Teething? Need to see doctor? Thanks
Asked On : Fri, 26 Apr 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response

Thanks for writing to health care magic.

Green color of the stool is because of increased bowel motility.

If the baby is other wise normal then you need not worry about it.

Normal body temperature is 98.6 degree F plus or minus 0.9 degree F.
Congratulations for breast feeding your baby.
Continue to breast feed your baby.

A baby should be exclusively breast fed till 6 months of age. Breast feeding is important as this contains the right things required for the baby in right proportions at the right time. It is ideal for brain growth. Breast milk prevents various infections like loose motions, respiratory infections, etc.

So give exclusive breast feeding for your baby till 6 months and continue to breast feed your baby till 2 years of age.

Continue to ask further queries as required.
Hope this helps.
Take care.
Answered: Fri, 3 May 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. Synthyia Bhagat's  Response
Thanks for your query.
Your baby is having diarrhea with fever which is mostly viral in nature and settles in few days.
Do not worry about green color of stools it is due to rapid transition of stools.
Continue with breast feeding.
Give lactobaccilus for 2 to 3 days.
Give oral rehydration solution sip by sip after each loose stool.
Monitor for features of dehydration like decreased urine output/lethargy/refusal of feeds.
In case you observe any get her evaluated by pediatrician.

Wishing your baby good health.
God bless....
Answered: Fri, 26 Apr 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. E Venkata Ramana's  Response
Feb 2013

Thank you for your query on Healthcare Magic.

Your child seems developed gastroenteritis mostly due to a virus.

Continue frequent exclusive breast feeds to maintain hydration of the child.

You can give oral rehydration solution like Pedialyte to maintain hydration of the infant.

Monitor hydration by her activity, urine output, and skin turgor.

Probiotic and zinc can be added with doctor prescription.

Consult the doctor if the loose stools are continuing, for physical examination and treatment.

Hope I have answered your query.

Answered: Fri, 26 Apr 2013
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