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Child has yellow and liquid stools with white particles, sweet smell, frequent BMs. Infection?

My 3 month old son has been having yellow liquid stools with white particles - (assuming undigested formula?) that has kind of a sweet smell to it and very frequent - well 4 or 5 a day for the last few days. Is this an indication of viral or bacterial infection and is there any reason to be concerned as long as he is not becoming dehydrated? We did switch formulas during this time but we went from Enfamil gentlease to Gerber Good start with the broken down proteins . He was extremely fussy and crying off & on all day for a day or 2 prior to the formula switch.
Asked On : Fri, 17 Aug 2012
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Hi ,
Thank you for your query.
You shouldn't have switched the diet before 6 months of age.Do you breastfeed your child?.Formula feeds are only meant after 6 months of life.
He is having food intolerance.Switch your formula to the previous one.Give him some antispasmodics and some probiotic syrup.
He should recover in a few days.Hope this answers your query.Wishing your child a speedy recovery.Have a nice day.
Answered: Mon, 14 Jan 2013
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