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

Answered by
Dr. Deepak Patel
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Mar 18, 2017 and last reviewed on: Oct 09, 2018

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?

Dr. Deepak Patel

Child Health Paediatrics
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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.

For further information consult a paediatrician online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/paediatrician


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