Help!!! My daughter has had diarrhea for over a week, 7~8 times a day

Rita - posted on 07/02/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )

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My 5 month old daughter has had diarrhea for over a week. what could be causing this? She is not dehydrated, seems happy but she has diarrhea 7-8 times a day. We are feeding her soy based formula because she is lactose intorlance. Does anyone out there have any ideas what could be causing this? The only things he's ever eaten are formula,breast milk, rice cereal (3~4 times) and sweet potatoes(twice, not until after this started). No allergies or illnesses of any kind run in our family.

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Louise - posted on 07/02/2012

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Stop sweet potato as it is high in sugar which causes diarrhea. Make sure you sterilise everything including any dummies or teethers. Make sure your hands are clean with antibacterial soaps before any feeds. You really need to get her checked out at the doctors, they will need a sample. If you have ont changed her milk then this has to be a bacterial infection which will need antibiotics. Make sure she is drinking plenty of water and try and get her to take something like dioralite which is a blackcurrent or orange drink with all sugars and salts in it to stablise the stomach and rehydrate.

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Ev - posted on 11/26/2016

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You are feeding a 5 month old food....is this what the doctor suggested. At this age formula or breast milk is best not food. You should have taken your child to the doctor when this first started and you can not know for sure that they are not even the least bit dehydrated.

Natalie - posted on 11/25/2016

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Rita my son seems to have similar to what your daughter had in 2012 how did it resolve in the end?

Rita - posted on 07/02/2012

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Thanks a lot, Louise. I stopped giving her sweet potatos and other solid food since the diarrhea started, but it's have been 8 days with just formula and breast milk and she still poops 8 times a day. We went to the doctor again today, but they ask us to wait for another week. it doen't sound right...

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