QuestionsMy baby is 7.5 months. From the age of two months baby is suffering from toilet problem, passes stool frequently, like ‘amosa’. Baby has also pain in belly. I have consulted many doctors but no result. May i have your suggestions?
Anonymous asked 3 years ago
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Dr. M. M. Haque Staff answered 3 years ago

‘Amosa’ is a bengali word meaning mucoid, frothy, greenish, dysentery like stool.
Your information are not adequate to comment on this or give any prescription for your child. What is his/her weight? Is he/she gaining weight properly? Did you give him/her only breast milk up to 6 months of age or introduce animal milk or formula milk by this time? When did you start other foods along with breast milk for example cereals/egg/fruits/khicuri etc? Has the current problem been started after introducing other foods? Are you giving animal milk now? Is the current problem related to intake of specific type of food for example egg/milk/cereals? What is the consistency, color of stool? Is there any visible blood mixed with stool? How many times does he pass stool per day? Is there any specific odor in stool? Is there any abdominal distension or vomiting associated with this problem? How the diarrhoea started? Is it continuously present for months? Was there any previous history of diarrhoea which was not treated well? Is your child immunized or not? I need all these information to give you proper guidance. I also need to see the investigation reports. Most diarrhoeal episodes in children are usually infectious origin. If there is any proven infection( stool culture) then appropriate antibiotics will solve the problem. If this is related to food allergy or lactose intolerance then certain dietary modifications are needed. If your baby has got chronic or persistent diarrhoea,  treatment and cure will take a longer time.Most important issue is to identify the cause. You can consult paediatric gastroenterologist who better deal with this problem.

** Exclusively breastfeed your baby up to six months. **Continue breast feeding up to two years. ** Nothing is substitute for or equivalent or superior to breast milk. ** Feeding bottle is the source of infection, use cup and spoon. **Start weaning food at six months of age. ** Home made food is the best food for weaning. ** Vaccinate your child. ** During diarrhoea treat your baby with saline (ORS) and zinc in addition to breast milk. ** Do not restrict usual food during diarrhoea. ** Random use of antibiotics in diarrhoea is harmful. ** Do not receive treatment for your baby through telephone. ** Donate blood and save life of a child. ** Do not give your child junk food. ** Chocolate, icecream reduce your child's appetite. ** Give your child adequate protein diet during chicken pox. ** Do not restrict food during illness. ** Wash hands with soap before you touch your newborn. ** Do not kiss your newborn's face. ** Do not hug your baby immediately after coming from outside. ** Do not give your kids sharp and small toys.