Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: mpho | 2010/07/10

Q.

baby stools

my sons who is 17months passes stool about 5-6 times a day. is this normal?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This is not normal and may be a mild form of toddler's diarrhoea. Your son may be eating too much fruit or drinking too much fruit juice and reacting to the natural sugar called fructose in fruit. Try him off all fruit and juice for 3 days and if his stools are less,do not give him any fruit juice,but he can eat fruit such as apples and pears and bananas. Also treat him for worms by giving him Vermox Syrup 5ml twice day for 3 days just to make sure that this is not the cause.

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