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How do i take care of a child with pyloric stenosis?

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Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 44 years experience
Surgery: An infant with pyloric stenosis needs surgery to reopen the pylorus. After surgery infant should be burped well after about each 1/2 ounce of formula. Until their total volume is consumed. Some vomiting is common the first week after surgery especially if overfed.
Dr. Eric Lazar
Pediatric Surgery 32 years experience
Surgery is the cure: Your child needs to have the pyloric muscle cut which is done in a very short and nearly scarless operation done by a qualified surgeron. Any children's surgeon can explain the procedure and care for this common problem but the most important thing is to make sure that enough fluids and salts are being administered.

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