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What causes loose motion in 3 month old baby?

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Dr. Arun

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Posted on Thu, 2 Apr 2015 in Child Health
Question: hello doctor, this is abt my 3 months old baby boy...he has loose motion from almost a month, I m attaching his stool routine and stool cculture reports ...plz go through it...he is not responding to any medication...taking feed very well...constantly increase in weight...doesnt look sick, I mean behaving normally....what can b the next step?
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Answered by Dr. Arun 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
try lactose free formula

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for writing to us.
I have seen the reports.
From your description and reports two things are certain
A. Enterococcus infection. I hope your doctor would have already prescribed antibiotics for that. Complete 7 days of antibiotics.
B. Lactose intolerance.
Reducing substances are positive. This is commonly seen after an episode of diarrhoea. This is transient and will improve in 2 to 3 weeks if you give lactose free formula like isomil.
If your baby is otherwise active gaining weight don't worry.
Ensure you feed frequently with breastmilk and lactose free formula.
Wishing your child good health.
Regards
Dr Arun
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