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Loose motions in an infant, is on breast milk - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hello
User :   hi
Doctor :   Please proceed with your query
User :   my daughter aged 7 months is having loose motion.
User :   need your advice on it
Doctor :   Ok, since when is she having it?
User :   yesterday eve
Doctor :   may i know how many episodes she has had till now?
User :   she went for 3 times yesterday and 5-6 times today
Doctor :   Is she active otherwise?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Is she playing around and eating and drinking properly?
Doctor :   Is she taking her mother's milk normally?
User :   yes.. she is playing, eating and drinking properly
User :   she is not taking enogh milk..
Doctor :   Good. I hope she has no fever, is she?
User :   no not at all
Doctor :   Good, No need to worry
User :   she is absolutely fine.. except for loose motion
User :   ok.. what should we do now
Doctor :   Give her adequate fluids, also ORS to drink and may be Sporlac powder in water.
Doctor :   Wait and watch for a day. Most probably she will improve.
User :   ok.. thanks for your advice.. have a nice day
User :   bye
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me,
Doctor :   Did you follow what I said?
Doctor :   Is there anything else i may help you with?
User :   yes.. we will give her ORS
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   and t present already giving water mixed with salt and sugar
Doctor :   That is good, make sure hygiene is maintained well while preparing baby food.
User :   definetely.. and thanks
Doctor :   If it does not improve in 24 hours, you can take her to a pediatrician
User :   ok
Doctor :   Fine, make sure she is active most of the times
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