A 25-year-old female asked:
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my 1yr son has been passing watery stool for a week now. gp recommended pectin suspension, but the stool has not changed even after using it for 3 days (teaspoon 3 times a day). he does eat but not fully. i am really worried. he still breastfeeds?

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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Feed bananas: This is likely just a self healing gut virus that will pass without meds. I find fresh bananas and apple sauce will often firm up poop in kids this age. Avoid any juices that tend to loosen poop when the have watery stools.
Answered on Feb 10, 2020

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