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22 Feb 2010

Tummy concerns
Good day doctor and all readers

My baby boy is almost 7 months, weighed 7.9 kg at last check up.
He has two teeth at the bottom and when it came out I had no problems at all, he didnt get sick. My concern now is that his tummy goes out a lot, whatever he eats or drinks it comes out. Is there anything that I can give him? He is not sick, its just his tummy - this has been going on for a few days now. Please advise what I can and cannot give him. Should I still continue to give him his milk bottle?

My second question is: I breasfed my baby for 4 months, my milk decreased because I came back to work then at some point I was on antibioticks and didnt want to breastfeed him. When my antibiotick finished I wanted to breasfeed again, but I think my milk dried up and I started with my period. Is there any way that I can start breasfeeding again?
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childhood diseases
paediatrician

01 Jan 0001

Your baby has diarrhoea which is not due to teething but is due to a gastric infection.If he attends a creche he may have developed the infection there. Let him continue on his formula but also offer him frequent sips of an electrolyte solution such as Rehidrat to replace fluid and salts which he is losing as a result of his diarrhoes. Giving him a probiotic such as Reuteri 5 drops daily for 10 days will also help him.
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