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My sis's 5 months old baby has stomach infection and is fussy while taking feeds, she is drinking very less, and feeling cranky. Doctor has asked her to give ORS solution, but is it really required for breastfed babies to have ORS solution?



Hey Vandita. Breastfeeding does help to a child lot better. It usually works in a manner where hydration from the mother will work more effectively in the first 6 months. We cant keep the child dehydrated, please ask her to follow the doctors instructions . it will give the child some relief

Hey Vandita, Do ask your sister to continue breastfeeding. she can try this positionhttp://app.babychakra.com/feedpost/179803?ref=SEEM26882& to promote feeding. Additionally ask your sister to follow the doctor's recommended treatment too.

I suggest that she shud just breastfeed as it helps with all problems. With regards to this ask her to give ors solution as well as add prebiotics in her diet to help her get immunity.


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