Newborn and Diarrhea

Updated on January 04, 2008
A.G. asks from Ogden, UT
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My 6 week old has constant diarrhea, pure brownish water. I am breastfeeding and know breastfed babies poop is usually really runny (this is my second breastfed child), but this is not the usual seedy goop. Any suggestions?

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A.S.

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Even though we all think breastfeeding is best. Some babies cant handle breast milk. Talk to a doctor right away. My nephew was alergic to breast milk. The doctor couldnt beleive it but it was crabby all the time from it. So try a soy formula maybe.

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Usually breastfed babies have yellow poop. So if it is very runny and a different color, I would take him to the doctor just to make sure everuthing is ok. I know that my friend's infant had this same problem and she had to put him on soy milk formula because he was having digestion problems.

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B.W.

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I would call the doc. And make sure you know what you have been eating, that may be causing it.

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J.D.

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As long as you are getting wet diapers consistantly, dehydration shouldn't be an issue. Definately evaluate what you are eating. Because it happens often, it is probably the thing you eat/drink the most.

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A.S.

answers from Saginaw on

I had an amazing Doctors office. If I ever questioned anything I would call and ask the nurse if I should worry. She would talk to the doc and tell me how to deal with it. Give it a try you never know with little ones.

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A.F.

answers from St. Cloud on

Call your doctor! Dehydration is a serious thing for a baby and it can happen so quickly. You can never be faulted for being too cautious! I hope your babe is better soon!

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answers from Missoula on

Take your little one to the doctor right away. A tiny baby can get dehydrated very easily and she may need to have fluid replacement as well as some tests done to make sure she does not have a virus or bacterial infection.

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C.M.

answers from Milwaukee on

I would call the doctor

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A.S.

answers from Green Bay on

Even though we all think breastfeeding is best. Some babies cant handle breast milk. Talk to a doctor right away. My nephew was alergic to breast milk. The doctor couldnt beleive it but it was crabby all the time from it. So try a soy formula maybe.

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M.V.

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You should take your baby to the doctor. Or at least call the nurse.

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