4 mths baby mucus n stool
4 months baby Having loose stool with mucus (running stool) Started from 2nd May and still continuing Till yesterday frequency was thrice, today it's 5 Baby is completely on breastfeeding Giving ORS as well from 2nd May Stool color was initially green, now it's yellow Please suggest
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Dr. Shruthi M
Pediatrician 4 yrs exp Delhi
3 to 5 semisolid green or yellow stools are normal in breastfeeding children, if the stool is watery, then it's loose stools. If she had loose stools syp Zinc 10mg once daily for 14 days and ORS 50ml with every loose stool. Continue breastfeeding on demand. Don't give any other feeds nor water. Please keep a watch on urine output, passing atleast 5 to 6 times a day. In case of baby not feeding, dull, increased loose stools or vomiting, baby not active, consult nearby pediatrician immediately.
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