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Concerned about Sideffects of antibiotics in infants - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Medicines and Side Effects
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User :   My son is 4 months old. He has been diagnosed with mild pelviectasis and his doctor has recommended Sporidex Redimix Syrup with dose of 2.5ml daily at night as part of prophylaxis. Let me know if it is safe or not and if it has any side-effects
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi
User :   Do I need to retype the query
Doctor :   I am reading it
User :   ok
Doctor :   It is safe
Doctor :   and not side effects
User :   i was just worried abt the sugar content in the syrup
User :   i have read that giving sugar to a baby results in Tooth decay
Doctor :   That is right
Doctor :   Good to stick to Mother breast milk only
Doctor :   No other thing is required
Doctor :   Not even water
Doctor :   But this syrup is important
Doctor :   at this point of time
User :   ok
Doctor :   So please not be scared about the medicine
User :   ok
User :   Had few more queries about the food for the baby
User :   Can I ask them
Doctor :   yes
User :   I will be starting giving semi-solid food for my baby when he is 5 and 1/2 months old
User :   So is ragi recommended
User :   Just wondering about Raagi and Cerelac
Doctor :   Very good
Doctor :   You can start them
User :   is raagi preferable over ceralac
Doctor :   Natural foods like Raagi, Rice and Wheat are preferable
Doctor :   But raagi should be given in very less quantitities
Doctor :   I prefer starting with rice and wheat first
Doctor :   and then raagi
User :   ok
Doctor :   Raagi can be started after two months after wheat and rice
Doctor :   Start veggie purees
Doctor :   along with rice and wheat
User :   ok
User :   Carrot Apple boiled and mashed
User :   One more query
User :   What will be the normal frequency for passing stools for a baby once solid food is started
Doctor :   3 to 5 times a day
User :   ok
User :   Thanks
Doctor :   Pleasure here too
Doctor :   Bye for now
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