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Is passing loose stool and flatulence in a child after rotavirus vaccination normal?

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Dr. Diptanshu Das


Practicing since :2005

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Posted on Wed, 19 Dec 2018 in Child Health
Question: My Son XXXXXXX was born on 11 XXXXXXX 2018, was given a oral Vaccination for Rota Virus on 27th February. Since yesterday passing loose stool along with gas frequently (4 to 5 times a day) where as earlier only once or twice a day.
Color of the stool is yellowish with white granules.
he is usually fed mother milk with some portion of Formula milk.

Currently we are based out of Germany. need an opinion if we need visit the emergency room or we can wait and see if the condition improves.
currently we he is not crying and not cranky.
Answered by Dr. Diptanshu Das 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
No need to worry

Detailed Answer:


For a baby of this age, it is normal to pass stool several times a day or even after each feed. Alternatively, the child may pass stool once in 10 days and that is normal too. Unless the stool is hard and pellet like, you need not grow concerned. It is also normal to pass green stool or a combination of yellow stool. The green colour occurs due to rapid transit through large intestine where the bile pigments do not get adequate time to convert to the yellow colour of stool. It is also normal to pass green stool or a combination of yellow stool.

Let me emphasize on the fact that breast milk is the best possible milk for a baby and there can be no alternatives for the same. Most formula milks are cow milk based and hence difficult to digest. Moreover, they make the child more prone to complications and infections. Mother's breast milk is produced on the demand of the baby. The hungrier the baby, more vigorous is the suck. More is the suck, more is the amount of breast milk produced. Giving any amount of formula automatically reduces the demand of the baby and thereby the production of breast milk. All you need to do is to switch back to exclusive breast feeding and the production will increase automatically.

Breast milk also takes care of immunity against common ailments like cough, cold and diarrhea. So, automatically your worries would be reduced. All you need to do is to monitor the urine output. If the frequency is more than 6 times in 24 hours, you would know that the amount of feeding is adequate. If the amount of passage of urine is less or if the child is lethargic you would need to take the child to a doctor without delay.

Hope I have answered your query.

Dr. Diptanshu Das
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