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How to treat loose motions in a 12 days old baby?

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Dr. Deepak Patel

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Published At March 18, 2017
Reviewed AtDecember 18, 2023

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

My 12 days old baby boy has more frequent loose motions of up to 15 to 20 times a day. I am afraid of this. What is the treatment for this?

Answered by Dr. Deepak Patel

Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I can understand your concern.

At 12 days of age, there can be increased frequency of stools, but the stool amount should be very less and not watery. The stools can be green or yellow in color, which is normal at this age. However, if there are decreased feeding, fever, watery stools, and a drop in the activity, then chances of sepsis are quite high. In my opinion, I suggest probiotic like Enterogermina ampule half ampule once a day for three days. An examination by a doctor should also be done so that we may not miss any significant finding.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Deepak Patel
Dr. Deepak Patel

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