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Child with diarrhea. Stool test showed pus cell. Taking antibiotics. Is it because of cows milk or an infection?

can i give cows milk to a infant o 4.5 months? my daughter of 4.5 months has been on cows milk for the last 10-12 days. recently she started having frequesnt and loose stool. the stool routine exam showed pus cells in clumps. she is now on antibiotics - wonder if the trouble was from cows milk or was it a infection and has nothing to do with cows milk
Asked On : Mon, 15 Apr 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response

Thanks for writing to health care magic.

Please do not give cows milk to your baby.

Exclusive breast feeding is advised if the baby is less than 6 months.

Stop cows milk and restart breast feeding.

If breast feeding could not be given because of some reason which is unavoidable try giving formula.

Hope this helps.
Take care.
Answered: Mon, 15 Apr 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. Synthyia Bhagat's  Response
Thanks for your query.
Cows milk is not recommended till one year of age .
Baby should be exclusively breast fed till 6 months of age.
Complete antibiotic as prescribed.
Give probiotic like lactobacillus for 2 to 3 days.
Give oral rehydration solution sip by sip after each loose stool.

Watch for features of dehydration like lethargy/decreased urine output/refusal of feeds and in case you observe any get her re evaluated by pediatrician.

Wishing your baby good health.
God bless..
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