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How to manage frequent stools in a six-month-old child?

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Published At June 10, 2017
Reviewed AtMay 13, 2024

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

My son is 6 months old. He has frequent stools, about four to five times in a day. He passes the stools about an hour after his meal every time. It is semisolid. Please suggest some medicine.

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

This is a normal phenomenon in children of this age group. You need not be worried. There is no need to start any medication. What you could do is, give him some probiotic and enzyme supplements, continue with breastfeeding and complementary feeding (if started).

Relax and watch your child grow.

Patient's Query

Thank you doctor.

Can you suggest some probiotics or enzyme supplements? I hope it is not diarrhea.

Hello,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

Yes, of course. Consult your child's specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and then start giving the supplements. I suggest the following:

  1. Probiotics like Nutrolin B suspension, 0.03 fluid ounce thrice daily or Enterogermina solution half a vial, thrice daily for a week.
  2. A Zinc supplement like Z&D DS suspension 0.02 fluid ounce once daily for a week.
  3. An enzyme supplement like Neopeptine drops, 10 drops thrice daily before feeding.

Well, anything above seven to eight loose stools per day can be considered diarrhea, and the treatment is same.

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

Dr. Prashant Kumar Singh
Dr. Prashant Kumar Singh

Pediatrics

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