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Diarrhoea & cold in 13 wk bf baby

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applecrumple Mon 10-Dec-12 11:43:56

Hi my dd has had diarrhoea for 8 days. She's had a cold for 9. Been to the doc 3 times & have had a sample of her poo sent off (results back on wed). She's well enough in herself - v snotty which comes out as green mucous in her poo sometimes. She does cry as though she's in pain sometimes (assume it may be the mucous giving her a tummy ache). Gp not concerned as she's not dehydrated but I'm a little worries that its gone on so long.

Bit of background - she did have reflux & was on gaviscon & ranitidine for it, but she's been much better since I gave up dairy 2 weeks ago & has been completely medication free for well over a week.

Has anyone else's DC experienced diarrhoea for this long & should I be concerned?

Thanks in advance! smile

ZuleikaD Mon 10-Dec-12 12:23:14

Colds do go on a lot longer in babies - two or three weeks is normal. Are her poos really runny or just mucousy? The cold will definitely affect them, but bm poos are always pretty squelchy.

applecrumple Mon 10-Dec-12 12:55:14

Yes it is definately diarrhoea - there are no seedy bits & it's liquid as it comes out of her (sorry!).

narmada Mon 10-Dec-12 21:14:48

If she has CMP Allergy it could just be her gut readjusting now you've cut it out. CMPI can cause secondary lactose may be her body needs time to start up lactase priduction efficiently agsin. Not enough lactase = green runny poo.

applecrumple Tue 11-Dec-12 12:21:06

Really narmada? I didn't know that. She hasn't got green poo though - only the mucousy bits so not sure. She does seem a bit better now though thankfully

narmada Tue 11-Dec-12 18:12:27

Not necessarily green - but does have a distinctive smell - bleurrrrrgh.

Are you esting soy instesd of dairy? is common for CMP babies to be allergic also to soy.

applecrumple Tue 11-Dec-12 21:13:15

Yes it is rather smelly & slimy, nice. I hadn't thought of that. Her reflux has been much better since coming off dairy, but she still vomits a bit & I have been eating more soy (as replacement) since coming off dairy. Her diarrhoea started approx 6 days after coming off dairy - could that be a reaction to the soy do you think?

Btw thanks for your help!

narmada Tue 11-Dec-12 21:30:25

Could be. In the states they often refer to it as MSPI (milk soy protein allergy) rather than CMPI. I think the estimates are somewhere in the region of fifty percent of babies who have CMPI Also having soy sensitivities.

narmada Tue 11-Dec-12 21:32:34

It could be rotavirus or noro I guess... let us know what the tests say when you get results back tomorrow.

applecrumple Wed 12-Dec-12 14:06:09

Ok so just rang for the results & they're "normal". So, what now - should I wait for her cold to go & see if her diarrhoea clears up? Fwiw it is getting less frequent & she is now peeing a bit more which I'm taking as a good sign. So frustrating though, just when I think she's getting better, she has another dose!

narmada Wed 12-Dec-12 14:08:03

That's good. Glad she is getting better and diarrhea getting less frequent. Lots of nasty cold-type viruses can cause diarrhea too - maybe she had one of those (wouldn't have shown up in a stool sample I don't think).

I would just sit it out. If it doesn't improve, either back to doctors or try excluding soya too.

ZuleikaD Wed 12-Dec-12 14:10:06

You could try going back onto dairy yourself and see how you do with that?

applecrumple Wed 12-Dec-12 14:44:39

Prob with that zuleika is that her reflux was really bad with the dairy - lots of screaming in the eve & I just don't want to take the risk of it coming back. Think ill just wait & see as narmada says. Thanks guys!

ZuleikaD Wed 12-Dec-12 15:06:45

They do grow out of reflux though, and a lot changes around the 3m mark. The screaming in the evening is pretty standard for 3-12 weeks.

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