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diarrhea in 5 day old...HELP Monster Baby's Mommie 1 child; Virginia 2406 posts
3rd Jan '09

Hey ladies. my lil man has some serious diarrhea and has since last night...no other symptoms other than that and a diaper rash poor thing. Any ideas on how to help my poor baby???

btw he is on breast and formula and it has been the same formula since we left the hospital.

*****AMANDA***** 1 child; Oklahoma 3397 posts
3rd Jan '09

I would take him to the ER.

Fierce Mama 1 child; Houston, Texas 74716 posts
3rd Jan '09

he could have a tummy virus, he could just be having a hard time, hes still literally brand new!

call your pedi, my baby hes 2 months had diarrhea at 3 weeks, dr said to give him 2 oz of pedialyte if hes had more diarrhea atleast 3-4 times a day, and if your dr tells you to go that route, get the bubble gum flavor lol no child can resist it!

Whitney&Kyleigh+1♥ 2 kids; Texas 25896 posts
3rd Jan '09
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castaway 2 kids; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 18785 posts
3rd Jan '09

All newborns have liquid poop (at least b/f babies, I don't formula feed) so it shouldn't be solid. What makes you think it's diarhea?

JeimyGirl 2 kids; Jacksonville, Florida 189 posts
3rd Jan '09

Try not feeding him formula and just breast

Fierce Mama 1 child; Houston, Texas 74716 posts
3rd Jan '09
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Barfy McVomitron Due July 19; 4 kids; Glen Burnie, Maryland 29256 posts
3rd Jan '09

Are you sure its diarrhea? Babies who get breastmilk have very runny poop and it isn't anything to be concerned about.

TheNuge 1 child; Pennsylvania 22981 posts
3rd Jan '09

BF newborns have liquid poop. you sure he has diarrhea? Also, you may want to borrow or buy Dr. Sears Baby Book.

Fierce Mama 1 child; Houston, Texas 74716 posts
3rd Jan '09

oo OP another idea have you thought about making like a half in half bottle? the enzymes from the breastmilk will help him break down his formula! I did that my baby until i dried up

Monster Baby's Mommie 1 child; Virginia 2406 posts
3rd Jan '09

well im pretty sure its diaherria...its not normal for him...its super watery and ALOT of it......i am pumping right now and will try to stick with breastmilk and see where that leads me....he is content so im thinking its the formula...

TheNuge 1 child; Pennsylvania 22981 posts
3rd Jan '09

BTW, my 5.5 week old is on both BF and formula. Her first formed poop didnt happen until about 2.5 weeks and she has both runny and solid poops now since she is on both. I prefer the runny ones as they dont smell nearly as bad as "formula poop."

Monster Baby's Mommie 1 child; Virginia 2406 posts
3rd Jan '09
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~My little TuTu~ 1 child; Florida 1275 posts
3rd Jan '09
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Fierce Mama 1 child; Houston, Texas 74716 posts
3rd Jan '09
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