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Infant with frequent loose stools, Diarrhea? Pale, creamy stool, breastfed. What could this be?

My 4 month old baby has frequent (immediately after every feed) explosive,loose stools-diarrhea?. It has been like this for approx 4 wks. She was seen by our pediatrician 2 weeks ago and we sent a sample for analysis as mucus was present - all results were clear. During the last week the stools have become more pale and creamy in colour. She is exclusively breastfed on demand. What could this be?
Asked On : Sat, 2 Mar 2013
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Apr 2013
Hi and welcome to HCM. Thank you for your query.

It can be caused enterocolitis,allergies or congenital digestive disorders or anomalies. Also, since stool is pale you should check her liver results to see is there any hyperbilirubinemia. For treatment you just need to prevent dehydratation and weight losing. If this persists for more than 7 days you need to do extensive work up.

Wish you good health. Regards
Answered: Thu, 6 Jun 2013
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