Diarrhea concerns

by Tiffany

Hi, my 6 month old that has been breast fed since birth and really haven't had any problems up until now.

She has had diarrhea once a day for the last 2 weeks and has no other symptoms.

I'm a little concerned. I've called the doctor and they told me to bring her in but I don't know if I should since there are no other symptoms.

Oh, she has been teething for 3 months. After reading this and talking with family it seems I need to see if there is something that I eat that is causing it. I just dont know where to start! Any suggestions?

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Aug 13, 2012
by: Zelda Behr

Here are a few things that could cause this...

-Food allergy, always wait 3 days in between introducing new foods to check for allergies.

-Too much fruit juice

-Teething (check for mucus in poop)

Formilk hindmilk in-balance always make sure baby finishes one breast before offering the other

-Engorgement may occur when baby drinks less after introducing solids.

Consult your doctor if the diarrhea occurs with other symptoms like vomiting, dehydration and fever.

More on normal stools and diarrhea...



Happy breastfeeding.

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