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Suggest treatment for indigestion in an infant after feeding formula milk

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Posted on Sat, 23 Jul 2016
Question: My daughter is two n half years old she drinks formula milk her digestion is so weak that as she eats she goes potty which is very sticky body check up is normal
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Answered by Dr. Sumanth Amperayani (16 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Please answer my questions to guide you better

Detailed Answer:
Hi...Thank you for consulting in Health Care magic. I understand your concern.

I have a few questions, please answer them so that I will be in a better position to guide you further.

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1. What was the birth weight and what is the current weight?
2. How is the attaining of developmental milestones?
3. Is the stool oily and floats in the pan?
4. Is there any colour change in the hair or skin?
5. Is there any history of recurrent serious infections?
6. How many times does she pass motion per day?
7. Are there any worms in the stools?

Regards - Dr. Sumanth
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Sonia Raina
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Follow up: Dr. Sumanth Amperayani (20 minutes later)
2.75 kegs at birth n 16kgs right now. Yes stool is oily . Milestones were achieved before time, except speech. She is still unclear in speaking. No change in hair or skin. Yes 3-4times she had very serious dehydration and that time dr again stopped milk but as she is just a child I did gave her milk once daily. At times passes stool 12-13 times but on normal days 2-3 times. I have no idea of worms
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Answered by Dr. Sumanth Amperayani (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Your child is doing very well - please do not worry

Detailed Answer:
Hi... your child is doing excellently well. I have checked her weight against her birth weight and current age - she is doing very well. Any XXXXXXX child should be weighing between 12 to 13 kilos at 2 and half years of age. Where as your child is currently 16 kilos which seems to be on the higher side. If she had any problems in digestion, then she would have been failing to thrive or would have been underweight. So I suggest that you need not worry about your kid having a digestive problem.

When the kid's weight is normal and motor development is normal, oily stools need not be worried about.

Regards - Dr. Sumanth
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Brief Answer: Please answer my questions to guide you better Detailed Answer: Hi...Thank you for consulting in Health Care magic. I understand your concern. I have a few questions, please answer them so that I will be in a better position to guide you further. Questions: 1. What was the birth weight and what is the current weight? 2. How is the attaining of developmental milestones? 3. Is the stool oily and floats in the pan? 4. Is there any colour change in the hair or skin? 5. Is there any history of recurrent serious infections? 6. How many times does she pass motion per day? 7. Are there any worms in the stools? Regards - Dr. Sumanth