Q. What is the treatment for loose motion in an 8-month-old baby?

Answered by
Dr. M.l.kothari
and medically reviewed by Dr. Nithila A

Hello doctor,

My eight-month baby has a loose motion for 20 days. Stool test has been done, and it shows negative, I have consulted doctor, but still, she has loose motion around five times a day. Can you please help me with this?

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Dr. M.l.kothari

M.D.(PEDIATRICS
Paediatrics

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

Give your kid following medicine.

1.Syrup Zenflox 100 mg (Ofloxacin) one teaspoon full twice a day for five days.

2. Syrup Vizylac one teaspoon full twice a day for five days.

According to me stop milk from 8 am to 8 pm and give semisolid diet like dal, dalia, khichdi alu kela rice, apple, upama, halwa, patolia, rab, kadi idle poha satu custard, etc, and from 8 pm to 8 am give mother milk is preferable if not give top milk without water and add sugar as per your taste by cup or glass.

To start with stop milk for four hours for 15 days and give semisolid diet next 15 days stop milk for 8 hours and provide semisolid food lastly stop milk from 8 am to 8 pm and provide semisolid diet. For your knowledge 100 ml milk gives 70 calories of energy 100 ml juices give 55 calories of energy, and 100 gm of semisolid food gives 350 calories of energy. Stop bottle feeding.

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