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QUESTION: Hi,

My 2 months old baby is passing greenish color (like algae)stools from approximately 2 weeks.  I am giving him formula milk as well as mother feed.  consistency is thick and at times a combination of pasty and seeded.  frequency is once or twice a day.  is it abnormal to pass green color stools continuously for 2 weeks.

I got the stool examination done and it revealed

color slightest greenish yellow
form and consistency semi digested
reaction acidic
pus cells 0-3
rbc etc nil

please suggest if any treatment is required.

thanks
Monica

ANSWER: Hi Monica,

No treatment is required, if the baby is otherwise looking healthy, feeding well and is active.

Best wishes,
Dr. Puneet Kumar,
Kumar Child Clinic, Dwarka,
New Delhi, India.

www.KumarChildClinic.com

+91-9818356846

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QUESTION: Hi,

Thanks for answering sir.  My baby is otherwise healthy but I am bit worried about the green color stool that my 2 months old child is passing since 2 weeks when he was vaccinated for rotavirus, DPT, and IPV.  So is this green color somewhere related to vaccination?  If not, is the passing of green stool in 2 months old child continuously for 2 weeks is normal?Please advise.

Should I try changing the brand of formula milk and switch to other one if that would help, please suggest?

Thanks & regards
Monica

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Hi Monica,

This is NORMAL stool with no relation to vaccination/ formula, etc.


It is rather sad to know that a two month old baby is on formula, rather than breastfeeding...something that is best for a baby!


Best wishes,
Dr. Puneet Kumar,
Kumar Child Clinic, Dwarka,
New Delhi, India.

www.KumarChildClinic.com

+91-9818356846

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Expertise

I would be happy to answer general queries on prevention and treatment of ailments in newborn, infant, toddler, child or an adolescent. Needless to say, it will not be possible to answer any query requiring specific diagnosis of a particular subject.

Experience

I have worked in various capacities (medical officer, resident, senior resident, consultant) in public as well as private sector in Pediatrics and Neonatology. Today, I have over 15 years of experience in the field.

Organizations
Currently, I am running my own clinic (Kumar Child Clinic) in Dwarka, New Delhi and am attached to Lifeline Hospital, Dwarka as consultant pediatrics and neonatology. I am also developing my clinic website into a comprehensive child health/ parenting website (http://www.kumarchildclinic.com)

Publications
(a) Chapter "National Immunization Schedule" in Frontiers of Social Pediatrics, Jaypee Publishers: 2nd edition, 2016. (b) Article, "All about Pertussis vaccines" in special issue of Indian Journal of Practical Pediatrics, July-Sept 2015 (c) Three chapters (DTP vaccines, Pneumococcal vaccines and Poliovirus vaccines) in "Textbook of Pediatrics for Post-graduates" First edition: 2015. (c) Chapter: "Alternative delivery methods of vaccines" in IAP textbook of Vaccines, First edition, 2014 (published by IAP/ Jaypee Brothers) (d) Special Article: "50 years of Immunization in India: Progress and Future" in January 2013 issue of Indian Pediatrics (e) Four chapters in "FAQ: Book on Vaccines and Immunization Practices" First edition, 2011 AND 2nd edition, 2015 published by Jaypee Brothers. (f) Three articles in special issue of Journal of Pediatric Sciences on “Controversies and Challenges in Pediatric Vaccination Today" in Sept, 2010. Co-edited the series also. http://www.pediatricsciences.com/issue/view/1050000010 (f) Regular column, “How do I treat” in Pediascene (www.pediascene.com) (g) Review article, “Role of Anti-Poliovirus Agents in Polio eradication and beyond” in Polio Pulse, April, 2008. (h) Chapter on “Acute Infectious Diarrhea” in Textbook of Infectious Diseases in Children. (An IAP Publication), 2007. 2nd edition in 2011. (i) Book-Review (IAP Pediatric Drug Formulary, 2004) in Pediascene, March 2005 (http://www.pediascene.com/page.php?cid=6&catid=9&id=132 ) (j) Case-report on Osteopetrosis. Jharkhand Journal of Pediatrics, Dec-2002.

Education/Credentials
After MBBS, I have done DNB residency in Pediatrics.

Awards and Honors
Winner of IAP practising pediatrician's quiz in 2001.

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