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Infant has green color stool. Has mucous in stool. Any need to worry?

Hello doctor, My son is 5 months old and his stool color is green. he passess stool 4 -5 times a day. Stool test report says pus cells 2-4 hpf , mucous present and Reducing substance - present (quantity not known) . He was on complete breast feed and now doctor has asked to stop breastfeed completely for few days. I want to know is the condition too severe? Can I give him breastfeed at least once or twice??atleast before sleeping otherwise it gets difficult to make him sleep at night. medicines are going on from past 4 days and the color of stool has not changed.
Asked On : Fri, 22 Feb 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Feb 2013
Thank you for your query,
I advise you to continue breast feeding frequently to maintain hydration.
Give stool for culture and sensitivity to look for the growth of any bacterial organism.
If any bacterial is grown in the culture , antibiotic may be started depending on the sensitivity of grown bacteria.
Probiotic such as lactobacillus may be added to treatment.
Hope I have answered your query.
Answered: Sat, 23 Feb 2013
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