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Child having mucus in stool, frequent bowel movement. Giving gramogyl suspension. Is it ok?

Hi my 3 month old baby is passing mucous in her stools and had passed stools thrice today and day before yesterday it was four times, first loose golden yellow and then in the afternoon green , in the evening frothy and lastly at night slimy yellow. With the exception of yesterday when there was no stool at all. I consulted her pediatrician and he suggested gramogyl suspension 3ml twice a day. Can you please suggest if it is ok to give her the same as its written on the label that its carcinogenic.
Asked On : Mon, 4 Jun 2012
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Hello gurvinkk

To me you need not do any thing to your child except exclusive breast feeding for the first six months of life. Let me justify
In the first 180 days of life
a. child can pass motion once in seven days or pass after every feed.
b. Pass green colour stools
c. white threads
d. Froth
e. Noise
f. Anus redness
g. Straining
h. Passing with mucus
i. Passing with small quantities
j. Cry before passing motion or urine.

All the above ten are normal. No drug is necessary
What is dangerous? Dehydration is dangerous. How to identify dehydration
1.     Once in 8 hours child should be active or take deep sleep
2.     In a day must pass about 6 times urine
3.     Eye should have tears
4.     Mouth should have saliva.
That means both eyes and tongue should be moist

When should we give antibiotics?
If there is frank blood in the stools or
When the temperature shoots up above 104 farenheit along with mucus in the stools.

What are the other features which can tell that all is well.
Weight gain, active smiling at the mother, able to take feeds from mother well.
with best wishes
Answered: Thu, 21 Jun 2012
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