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My child has gastroenteritis, my breastfeeding increases his diarrhea. Should I stop breastfeeding?

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Dr. Rahil Malik
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

Breastfeeding is the best choice for your baby.
However, if it persists, you should speak to the pediatrician to see if any further work up may be necessary to rule out any metabolic disorders.

In brief: No

Breastfeeding is the best choice for your baby.
However, if it persists, you should speak to the pediatrician to see if any further work up may be necessary to rule out any metabolic disorders.
Dr. Rahil Malik
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Dr. Linda DiMeglio
Watch to.o to make sure he does not get dehydrated. Should have tears, saliva, and wet diapers.
Dr. Martin Fried
General Practice
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

He probably had a temporary lactose intolerance and your breast milk has lactose.
If you continue to feed him, his small intestine will be stimulated to grow back faster and handle the lactose in your breast.

In brief: No

He probably had a temporary lactose intolerance and your breast milk has lactose.
If you continue to feed him, his small intestine will be stimulated to grow back faster and handle the lactose in your breast.
Dr. Martin Fried
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