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Dairrhea questions raptor mommy saves 1 child; Berlin, Germany 811 posts
12th Aug '13

Long story, be warned!
DS has had diarrhea for the last 3 weeks now. He also has cut 4 teeth in that time.
The pedi said to put him on the BRAT diet and just give as much b**b as possible.
They checked his stool, his pee, all came back negative for bacterial infection.
He had a HORRIBLE diaper rash, that last for a week despite being CD all the time, and have his butt washed after every poop in the shower instead of wipes. He has diarrhea like 5-6 times a day.
The pedi still says that since he doesn't have a fever and is not dehydrated, I should continue with the BRAT diet as it's most likely a stomach bug. He doesn't throw up at all though!
So my questions 1) does this still sound like a stomach bug (I'm a FTM so I don't have any comparison) 2) could it be due to teething? 3) is there anything else I can do besides what I am already doing? I read about probiotics but I am not sure if they would help in this case, or where to start with that.

~The Lunar Flower~ 2 kids; Alabama 6748 posts
12th Aug '13

My son just got over a sinus infection & cut his 4th tooth but I'm pretty sure it was justt teething that was causing it. He's been EBF so I'm sure that contributes to it but in general his poop is a mucky peanut paste like consistency.

raptor mommy saves 1 child; Berlin, Germany 811 posts
12th Aug '13
Quoting ~The Lunar Flower~:" My son just got over a sinus infection & cut his 4th tooth but I'm pretty sure it was justt teething ... [snip!] ... causing it. He's been EBF so I'm sure that contributes to it but in general his poop is a mucky peanut paste like consistency."


DS poo is liquid green, no matter what he eats. Most of the time the food just comes out undigested, sometimes when he has bread, it's a little bit of green peanut butter consistency and the rest is liquid =/

~The Lunar Flower~ 2 kids; Alabama 6748 posts
12th Aug '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting raptor mommy saves:</b>" DS poo is liquid green, no matter what he eats. Most of the time the food just comes out undigested, ... [snip!] ... out undigested, sometimes when he has bread, it's a little bit of green peanut butter consistency and the rest is liquid =/"</blockquote>



How old is he? My son is only 9 months old but he doesn't eat food yet. He just has no interest in it yet. When I gave him carrots though he pooped orange

raptor mommy saves 1 child; Berlin, Germany 811 posts
12th Aug '13
Quoting ~The Lunar Flower~:" <blockquote><b>Quoting raptor mommy saves:</b>" DS poo is liquid green, no matter ... [snip!] ... 9 months old but he doesn't eat food yet. He just has no interest in it yet. When I gave him carrots though he pooped orange"

He's 9.5 months old, we did BLW at 6 months and he eats 3 full meals + snacks (all fingerfood sized now) a day. His normal poo has all colours of the rainbow, but this has been consistently green (with one blue poop from blueberries >_>) for the last 3 weeks straight.

Jeeper 1 child; Orlando, Florida 2287 posts
12th Aug '13

DD has had really bad diarrhea as well because she is cutting teeth. It has also been making her vomit. We're on to our last 7 hopefully its over soon. He is old enough you can give him yogurt for probiotics. I personally never found the BRAT diet did anything but make the situation worse. Just give him his regular diet and give him some teething meds hopefully it will pass soon. As for the diaper rash air and sunlight always did the best for DD. She has a rash now and we're going to my parents tomorrow she will be crawling around the backyard in the nude to air and sun her butt.

Michayla08 18 kids; California 989 posts
12th Aug '13

Could he possibly have a sensitivity to a certain food he's eating? Could very well be teething like the other ladies said. DD used to get a bit of diarrhea and horrible diaper rash during teething episodes.



I would think since he's had it for 3 weeks it wouldn't be a stomach bug? But then again I dont know how long a bug can last.



I hope it goes away soon! !

raptor mommy saves 1 child; Berlin, Germany 811 posts
12th Aug '13
Quoting Jeeper:" DD has had really bad diarrhea as well because she is cutting teeth. It has also been making her vomit. ... [snip!] ... a rash now and we're going to my parents tomorrow she will be crawling around the backyard in the nude to air and sun her butt."

Just normal yoghurt, or some kind of special yoghurt? I'm not familiar with probiotics and I haven't had time to do research =/

raptor mommy saves 1 child; Berlin, Germany 811 posts
12th Aug '13
Quoting Michayla08:" Could he possibly have a sensitivity to a certain food he's eating? Could very well be teething like ... [snip!] ... it for 3 weeks it wouldn't be a stomach bug? But then again I dont know how long a bug can last. I hope it goes away soon! !"


He hasn't eaten anything that he hasn't eaten before, and for the last three weeks he's been on the BRAT diet, with some blueberries here and there (pedi recommended it due to high fibre). I guess the poor kid is sick and tired of rice, bread, potatoes and apples already =/

Jeeper 1 child; Orlando, Florida 2287 posts
12th Aug '13
Quoting raptor mommy saves:" Just normal yoghurt, or some kind of special yoghurt? I'm not familiar with probiotics and I haven't had time to do research =/"

Normal yogurt. I buy this stuff called YoBaby. Its made with whole milk and its organic. There is also some from yoplait that is made with whole milk too. All yogurt has probiotics in it though. That's what makes it yogurt.

Michayla08 18 kids; California 989 posts
12th Aug '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting raptor mommy saves:</b>" He hasn't eaten anything that he hasn't eaten before, and for the last three weeks he's been on the ... [snip!] ... (pedi recommended it due to high fibre). I guess the poor kid is sick and tired of rice, bread, potatoes and apples already =/"</blockquote>




Poor guy... I definitely second the teething. Oh and the yo baby yogurt is yummy ;0)