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22/08/2013 at 13:35
H has been having an upset tummy for 48 hours now. I wasn't sure at first if it was diarrhea but he's had loads of watery pooey nappies the past couple of days. They don't seem to be bothering him but his bottom is now v red and he is having a nappy change every hour or more.
he seems happy in himself and I'm still bf although have reduced his solids as he doesn't seem interested. He has a diarrhea nappy during a lot of the feeds but also when he's not recently had food. He is straining when pooing and is restless at nappy change.
seems a silly question but does this sound like diarrhea? If so do I need to call a dr? Is there anything they or I can do? Im pretty clueless!
22/08/2013 at 13:52
When should I seek medical advice? •If your child is under the age of six months.
Breast-feeds or bottle-feeds should be encouraged as normal. You may find that your baby's demand for feeds increases. You may also be advised to give extra fluids (either water or rehydration drinks) in between feeds.
this is good information
your baby is till quite young so I would err on the side of caution
22/08/2013 at 14:28
I have no idea really, but it can't hurt to call your GP or even speak to your health visitor. Hope he is doing better soon x
22/08/2013 at 15:41
Sounds like when Es lactose intolerance got really bad. I'd ring gp but ime they won't do anything other than check for dehydration until it's been 7 days then they'll advise water only diet and send off a sample to check for infection. Metatium on his bum should help. We were at about 20 nappies a day at the peak and e never got dehydrated. They can very quickly if sick though. We were advised to carry on offering normal solids too if she'd eat and offer chicken soup etc.
22/08/2013 at 17:37
Thanks everyone will leave it a few days and just monitor for dehydration.
LM - did E have lactose intolerance symptoms before the nappies? H had his dairy allergy come up as a rash but wonder if this could develop later. He's having a long nap now which is unusual for him so maybe he is a bit off colour. What did you do that helped E improve?
22/08/2013 at 19:22
I've always known E was lactose intolerant from newborn but doctor thought it ridiculous. After 28 long weeks the HV got involved and forced the doctor to prescribe two tubs of lactose free formula and we have since been lactose free with all solids too. She's now totally different. TMI but what do the nappies look like? We went from solid weaning normal browny poos to often luminous green or grass green coloured nappies. The HV only took one look at the dirty nappy and rash on her face before saying it was pretty Damn obvious.
It's now been 4 weeks and they want us to reintroduce lactose to see if it was a temporary thing bought on by illness or permanent, obviously were praying for the former and will give her another week (were going away for a week Saturday and we'd never travel if she was like that again).
23/08/2013 at 22:59
The nappies have been bright green. I wonder if I've had more dairy to cause it although he hasn't been affected by my milk before.
I really hope for yours and Es sake it was an illness. Good luck with the reintroduction x
24/08/2013 at 08:21
This sounds just like what we had with F a few weeks ago. His nappies were so loose and watery, it was all leaking out onto his bed during the night. We had to keep checking on him during the night so as not to leave him sleeping in all that mess! He was absolutely fine in himself and was happy to eat and drink as normal, no high temps, etc. I made the decision to give him plain, simple foods and to cut back on dairy (apparently if the tummy is 'raw' as the GP described it, then milk for instance will just go straight through him. So not necessarily an intolerance to it). After day 6 I decided to phone the GP for advice. He wasn't too concerned seeing as I told him F was still running around playing but said to ring back if no better by the end of the week (this was Tuesday). As if by magic things started improving - we'd stopped giving him milk at bedtime and he had toast for breakfast rather than cereal so once he seemed better we started gradually reintroducing things.
That week we had various play dates arranged and I was unsure whether I should be taking F to mix with others in case it was a bug but as he didn't seem ill I decided not to cancel. No one we met up with became ill so I don't think it was a bug. Perhaps some might think I was silly to do that but my gut instincts told me it wasn't something contagious, more that he ate something that didn't agree.
I hope H is better soon.
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