Baby Diarrhea

Baby stools usually are softer than that of an adult, but if it gets very watery, mucus-streaked, smellier, and more frequent, then it is diarrhea. The causes of baby diarrhea are viral, bacterial, or parasitic infection, food allergy, poisoning, and consuming too much fruit juice. Diarrhea can lead to dehydration and can be acutely life-threatening, especially in newborns.

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How to make raw and unpasteurized A2 milk safe before giving it to a one-year-old baby?

Query: Hello doctor, Our baby girl is about 1 year and one month old. We just started giving cow milk two days back. A packet of A2 unpasteurized milk was bought, boiled and cooled down. We gave about 300 ml per day once. Her motion looks affected a little. It is not solid. At night, she suddenly started c...  Read Full »


Dr. Preeti Puranik

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Unpasteurized milk is not advisable to be given, as pasteurization is required to kill all the bacteria or germs in the milk. I think the baby does have some issues with cow milk and is crying due to colic (abdominal pain). Formula milk (any stage 3) is alwa...  Read Full »

My 4-month-old baby passes watery, grayish-green colored poop three to four times daily for the past two days. What is the reason?

Query: Hi doctor,My 4-month-old baby passes watery, grayish-green colored poop three to four times daily for the past two days. Usually, he passes poop only once in every two hours.  Read Full »


Dr. Veerabhadrudu Kuncham

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com.It is normal for the babies to pass stools up to ten times a day after feeding. Color can be anything except red, indicating blood streaks. Continue breastfeeding as usual. Do not worry unless your baby becomes dull, takes feeds appropriately, and has normal urination.  Read Full »

Can I give formula and food to my child three weeks after amebiasis?

Query: Hello doctor, My 13-month-old baby was diagnosed with amebiasis. I would like to know when I can give him his milk formula back and what kind of food can I feed him? He had diarrhea for three weeks, but now the diarrhea has stopped, and he is taking medication.  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash Chandra Girdhar Lal Nagar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You can start milk anytime. As such, there is no need to stop it entirely, but if you have, start with a small quantity and increase the amount slowly. As far as food is concerned, I suggest giving a soft diet and non-spicy food items. Yogurt, banana, potatoes, rice,...  Read Full »

My 14-month-old baby has been passing loose stools since three months. What could be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor, My 14-months-old baby had diarrhea for a few days three months ago. Since then, he has been passing soft or creamy stools. He was advised to take probiotics and a fruit-based diet (he does not drink milk because of the intolerance), but it did not make any difference. He is cheerful, ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sajeev Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Before giving any medication or thinking about sophisticated diseases, if you are feeding anything to the baby, be it milk or water from the feeding bottle, stop it immediately. Feed the baby using a cup and spoon, and loose stools will stop. This is based on a p...  Read Full »

My baby is having loose motions. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, My baby is 7 months and 10 days old and initially, he was suffering from a runny nose, two weeks back. This week, he has loose motions, and he passes stools 5 to 6 times a day. We consulted a doctor, who gave him Sporlac and Zinc dry powder suspension. He is now pooping 2 to 3 times out ...  Read Full »


Dr. Veerabhadrudu Kuncham

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand the situation you are in. Loose motions once started in a child might take at least 7 to 10 days to subside. Passing two to three loose stools per day is not a big issue until your child is active, taking feeds well, and passing urine adequately. So continue...  Read Full »

How to treat frequent loose stools in my ten-month-old son?

Query: Hi doctor, My 10 months old son gets loose motions very frequently from the last two months. He was also admitted one time. Again he is having loose motions. I am giving him Econorm sachet. Please suggest.  Read Full »


Dr. Preeti Puranik

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Frequent diarrhea and infection do occur at this age, as babies put many things in their mouth, which leads to contamination and infection. Hence, you have to take utmost care regarding the hygiene. Secondly, if there is any bottle feeding, please stop it gradually, as t...  Read Full »

Please suggest treatment for a 3-month-old baby suffering from loose stools.

Query: Hi doctor, My 3-month-old baby is having loose stools for the past 15 days. The color of the poop has turned from yellow to greenish-yellow with a bad smell. My child is having this issue for seven days. I consulted a pediatrician and he gave an antibiotic injection. But there is no improvement. Ho...  Read Full »


Dr. Farhana Yasmin

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have not mentioned the number of times of passing stools. Please mention whether you are giving breastfeeding to your child. Do not give him homeopathy medicines. You can give Erythromycin syrup one to three teaspoons four times a day for seven days. Give oral r...  Read Full »

Please suggest treatment for a 9-month-old child suffering from frequent loose motions.

Query: Hi doctor,My kid is 9 months old. I am not sure of the weight. Since yesterday, she has loose motion. Today also, she is having frequent loose motion given ORS solution and paracetamol syrup. It got a little better, and now again, it started.  Read Full »


Dr. Suresh Kumar G D

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Loose motion (diarrhea) is a common problem in young kids. It is very important to make sure that your daughter is well hydrated till she gets better. It is very good that you are already giving ORS solution, which needs to be given frequently. Loose stools can la...  Read Full »

Does my son pass stools several times a day due to lactose intolerance?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is one year old with a weight of seven kilograms. When he was seven months old, we started to give him solid foods and I gave him cow's milk for three to four days. After that, diarrhea got started and he passed stool twenty to twenty-five times in a day. So the doctor advised us ...  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your son is having toddler's diarrhea. It is a normal phenomenon that occurs in small children of this age group. As all the tests are normal, there is nothing to be worried about it. Diarrhea will settle down soon irrespective of the food taken. I advise you introduce ...  Read Full »

My three and a half-month-old baby is suffering from loose motion. What can be done?

Query: Hello doctor, My 3 and a half-month-old baby is suffering from loose motion. I am giving Enterogermina, but it is not working. She does potty all the time after feeding. What can be done?  Read Full »


Dr. Prashant Kumar Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since your baby is just 3 and a half-month-old, I wanted to know whether the child is exclusively breastfed or on any formula milk. If the child is on breast milk, then there is no issue, but if the child is on any formula milk, then there is a chance of contaminatio...  Read Full »

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