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Hello dr.
My baby is 6 months old.. He is having loose motion from last 3 days.. I m breastfeeding as wel as formula feeding ( lactodex 1) as there is low supply of milk.. Now should i continue both or just stick to 1. I dont know the reason of motion but if i stop formula i am not producing sufficient milk.. Also suggest me remedy to get rid of it..

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Hi, naqiyah,

Loose stools are seen often in breast fed babies.  If your baby is healthy and not running a fever and is having loose stools, but the same number each day as before, then I would just wait.  If he is sick, running a fever or just not feeling good and is having an increasing number of loose stools, see your doctor.  

Good luck, Dr. Olson

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