diarrhea..should i call the dr?

Jenna - posted on 05/19/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )

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My son is 3 weeks old and has diarrhea for a couple of days. i bought some mylicon and have been giving him that. but should i call his doctor too? he doesn't have a temperature or anything else..

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Kristy - posted on 05/31/2010

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Hello Jenna. Ive Always called the dr about EVERYTHING! ( A fever, a rash, a fall, something that didnt agree with my child..you Name it..I called.) The drs normally say to give them Pedilite. But for your little baby, its BEST to give the Dr a Ring. Its Better to be Safe, then Sorry..In the long Run. Good Luck, Kristy

Sheri - posted on 05/31/2010

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I'm currently having the same problem with my 6 week old. I've recently changed her formula from Similac Sensitive to Nutriamigen Hypoallergenic about a week ago & she's been having diarrhea ever since. I've even slowed greatly on breastfeeding b/c she doesn't seem as interested in nursing anymore & when I try to, she'll nurse for a few minutes then unlatch & cry loudly! I know that my milk flow is incredibly slow & I'm not really sure if I should continue trying to breastfeed her since she doesn't seem to be getting much. I know it takes a lot out of her b/c afterwards she's very tired. Hopefully it will pass. Good luck to you & I congrats on your new baby!

Cierra - posted on 05/20/2010

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I breastfed my other two before this one and their stools stayed runny yellow until I gave them food between 6-7 months.

Staci - posted on 05/20/2010

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Sounds like normal newborn poop...it's thick that first week or so when they are passing the meconium, but after that it's super runny and always comes out with a loud passing of gas. It's not diarrhea...

Tracey - posted on 05/20/2010

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I'm in the UK, we have health visitors we can call any time if we are worried about anything no matter how silly you think it may be, they offer great advise and can let you know the best course of action. I took my first child to the doctors because she had a snotty nose, they don't mind. And my second child who is now 6 weeks old, i took to A&E the day after i was released from hospital because he had a rash, which turned out to be a normal newborn rash. Peace of mind though.

Susan - posted on 05/19/2010

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My son had it really bad for about 4 days along with projectile vomit. Ended up having to switch to Soy formula. But yes if it goes on for several days you need to see his pediatrician. He could become dehydrated or like my little guy and lose weight. After switching to soy, he is all regular now and gaining a ton of weight.

Alexandria - posted on 05/19/2010

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Is he breastfed? If so then this is totally normal, breastfed babys always tend to have loose poops!!

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