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3 month old with diarrhea for 8 days now

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ick1efeet Sun 04-Oct-09 23:46:39

This is my first post so apologies if I babble!

My dd is 15 weeks and has had the most awful diarrhea for 8 days now. She is formula fed and I've not made any changes to her diet. she is having about 5-6 bowel movements a day. There has not been any blood but plenty of mucus in her nappies and also curd like substance.

She does not have a temp or any other symptoms and is generally happy and her lovely self, so doesn't seem to be bothering her.

I'm so worried about her, what could it be? She is drooling alot and has been for weeks, could she be teething and could this be causing the diarrhea?

Am worried about how long it's been going on and about her becoming dehydrated, although shes still feeding well.

Has anyone else experienced this with their lo? I'm a first time mummy and am worried sick, any advice would be greatly appreicated.

LovelyDear Sun 04-Oct-09 23:57:01

have you phoned nhs direct? they'd be more helpful than me, certainly. you are right to be concerned that she doesn't get dehydrated. i'd see the gp tomorrow just to make sure. 8 days is a long time for anyone, let alone a little baby.

LovelyDear Sun 04-Oct-09 23:58:07

that wasn't meant to sound alarming, sorry. i think you sound very sensible, and if you are worried, just see the docs! they'll never criticise you for bringing in such a young one.

ick1efeet Mon 05-Oct-09 00:01:42

Thanks LovelyDear, have called NHS they're very good aren't they. They said not to worry, but did call them 5 days ago. Will call gp tomorrow just to get her checked over.

LovelyDear Mon 05-Oct-09 00:06:35

good idea. hope she's soon less runny!

clouiseg Mon 05-Oct-09 12:56:52

They may want to take a stool sample to rule out any cause so don't forget to take a full nappy in (grim I know!)

As long as little one is drinking (water is more important if they are losing extra fluid - especially being formula fed) then you need not worry too much. Also if the nappies are nice and wet and the fontanelle/eyes aren't sunken its a good sign.

I've had this issue with my dd (see my post "6 month old dehydrated") and had lots of ups and downs! The only thing to bear in mind is, first time mummy or 5th time mummy, you know your baby better than anyone. If instinct tells you she is not right, there is good cause to seek advice.

Good luck. xxx

ick1efeet Mon 05-Oct-09 20:24:19

Thank you both for replying. Been to Dr's today and the good news is that she's not dehydrated or has any other symptoms.

Did a stool sample so now just waiting for results but Doc says it's probably 'just one of those things'. Am not happy with that diagnosis but have to wait for the results to be sure.

Anyway thanks again x

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