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Clear diarrhea HELP PLZ ! Mrs Weiss 33 kids; Marlborough, Massachusetts 647 posts
13th Feb '13

Is it normal for babies to have clear diarrhea when there on pedialyte?! She's been on it for about 2 days & any time she passes gas she has clear diarrhea. Is this normal?

♥♥KristaAnne♥♥ 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ, .., United States 20353 posts
status 13th Feb '13

Is she still eating? Diarrhea can cause dehydration. I would cut back on the pedialyte and go back to her regular diet.

Mrs Weiss 33 kids; Marlborough, Massachusetts 647 posts
13th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting KristaAnne:</b>" Is she still eating? Diarrhea can cause dehydration. I would cut back on the pedialyte and go back to her regular diet. "</blockquote>




No she is on nothing but pedialyte.

Minion Due September 30 (girl); 2 kids; ., GA, United States 21129 posts
13th Feb '13

How old is she? Is she on food yet?
I'd try to give her rice or applesauce or bananas.
Nothing but pedialyte can't be good.

Lilly and Laya's momma 2 kids; 4 angel babies; Chesapeake, Virginia 7824 posts
13th Feb '13

Umm she does need formula/breastmilk even with having diarrhea

Minion Due September 30 (girl); 2 kids; ., GA, United States 21129 posts
13th Feb '13
Quoting Lilly and Laya's momma:" Umm she does need formula/breastmilk even with having diarrhea"


This!!!! The poor baby is probably so hungry by now.

♥♥KristaAnne♥♥ 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ, .., United States 20353 posts
status 13th Feb '13
Quoting Mrs Weiss:" <blockquote><b>Quoting KristaAnne:</b>" Is she still eating? Diarrhea can cause dehydration. ... [snip!] ... I would cut back on the pedialyte and go back to her regular diet. "</blockquote> No she is on nothing but pedialyte."



That's a problem. Pedialyte should be given only to help keep her hydrated not as a nutritional supplement. I would stop the pedialyte for now.

SophieKay 2 kids; Ontario 313 posts
13th Feb '13

She needs to see a doctor. Babies dehydrate very quickly and end up in a cycle where they can't process the nutrition they need to feel better. It sounds like her intestines are moving so quickly it isn't even breaking down the pedialyte, it's just running right through her. And yeah, listen to the previous commenter. Even a sick child needs more than pedialyte. If she cant tolerate anything else shell need an IV to keep her hydrated and nourished.

Mrs Weiss 33 kids; Marlborough, Massachusetts 647 posts
13th Feb '13

WHAT?! The doctor told me to give her nothing but pedialyte

Lilly and Laya's momma 2 kids; 4 angel babies; Chesapeake, Virginia 7824 posts
13th Feb '13
Quoting Mrs Weiss:" WHAT?! The doctor told me to give her nothing but pedialyte"


And you actually believed them? C'mon now:?

Minion Due September 30 (girl); 2 kids; ., GA, United States 21129 posts
13th Feb '13
Quoting Mrs Weiss:" WHAT?! The doctor told me to give her nothing but pedialyte"


The doctor was seriously wrong. :(
You should attempt to give her something to eat, even if she doesn't keep it down.

Mrs Weiss 33 kids; Marlborough, Massachusetts 647 posts
13th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Lilly and Laya's momma:</b>" And you actually believed them? C'mon now:?"</blockquote>




This is my first child I had no idea!

Minion Due September 30 (girl); 2 kids; ., GA, United States 21129 posts
13th Feb '13
Quoting Mrs Weiss:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Lilly and Laya's momma:</b>" And you actually believed them? C'mon now:?"</blockquote> This is my first child I had no idea!"


My doctor highly recommends the BRAT diet. Bread, rice, apples, toast. Those are all foods that help with diarrhea and vomiting.

SophieKay 2 kids; Ontario 313 posts
13th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mrs Weiss:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Lilly and Laya's momma:</b>" And you actually believed them? C'mon now:?"</blockquote> This is my first child I had no idea!"</blockquote>




I can't believe he told you that. Where did he expect her nutrition to come from? I feel awful for you, he shouldn't have set you up for panic like this. How old is your baby?

Mrs Weiss 33 kids; Marlborough, Massachusetts 647 posts
14th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting SophieKay:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Mrs Weiss:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Lilly and ... [snip!] ... her nutrition to come from? I feel awful for you, he shouldn't have set you up for panic like this. How old is your baby?"</blockquote>




She's only 6 months old.