Baby Diarrhea

Baby stools usually are softer than that of an adult, but if it gets very watery, mucus-streaked, smellier, and more frequent, then it is diarrhea. The causes of baby diarrhea are viral, bacterial, or parasitic infection, food allergy, poisoning, and consuming too much fruit juice. Diarrhea can lead to dehydration and can be acutely life-threatening, especially in newborns.

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My 3-month-old baby had diarrhea for a week, and now there is blood in her stools. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a mother and want to ask about my baby's health. She is three months old. She has had diarrhea for six to seven days, but now there is blood in her poop. I want to ask what is the reason behind? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. The child likely has some infection if there is blood in the stools. On the other hand, please note that it is normal for children under six months to pass stools 10 to 20 times a day or once in 2 to 3 days. Both ar...  Read Full »

Please suggest treatment for a 9-month-old child suffering from frequent loose motions.

Query: Hi doctor,My kid is 9 months old. I am not sure of the weight. Since yesterday, she has loose motion. Today also she is having frequent loose motion; given ORS solution and paracetamol syrup. It got a little better, and now again, it started.  Read Full »

Dr. Suresh Kumar G D

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Loose motion (diarrhea) is a common problem in young kids. It is very important to make sure that your daughter is well hydrated till she gets better. It is very good that you are already giving ORS (oral rehydration solution), which needs to be given frequently. Loo...  Read Full »

I did not get rota vaccine for my child. Is he having loose motions because of this?

Query: Hello doctor, My child is suffering from loose motion and he is 1.5 years old. We have not given rota vaccination due to unawareness. So, can any other vaccination be given? He always suffers from dysentry.  Read Full »

Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I used to attend these kind of patients daily, I have an adequate experience to manage them. You have not given vaccine is not the topic of discussion, no need to worry about this, diarrhea is common due to various causes. I need more information. Dysentery means blood ...  Read Full »

My 6 days old baby is having loose motion. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, My baby is 6 days old and he is suffering from loose motion since today.  Read Full »

Dr. S. Riaz Ahmed

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Basically, if it is watery loose motion, either it is viral induced or milk intolerance. In a 6-day-old baby, if mother's milk is exclusively given, not to worry about it as it can stimulate loose motion. You have to worry only when the baby becomes weak, dehydrated and...  Read Full »

My 1-year-old daughter has loose motion for past five days. What can be done?

Query: Hello doctor, My 1-year-old daughter is passing loose motion from past five days. Before that, she was vomiting. However, vomiting issue is resolved, but still, she is passing loose stool. She is on Ondem thrice daily half teaspoon, half an hour before meal (today the course will end), Zinconia one ...  Read Full »

Dr. Bhaisara Baraturam Bhagrati

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Going through the history, it suggests that the child is in the treatment of acute gastroenteritis (AGE). Medicines are rightly prescribed. I would suggest no need for vomiting medicine now, as vomiting has stopped. Withhold Arbivit Forte (Cholecalciferol) till loose mot...  Read Full »

My kid was vomiting frequently and now has loose stools. What can be the issue?

Query: Hello doctor, My dear daughter just completed 1 year yesterday and still on breastfeed (twice, a full day) along with normal food. She is lactose intolerant and was hypocalcemic (less calcium) by birth. Her doctor gave her OstoCalcium and retested after six months and she turned to be absolutely fin...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello,Welcome to not worry so much. What you are describing seems to be gastroenteritis. Continue the same medications which are going on. Watch for lethargy and dehydration. The matter should settle in two to three days. I suggest giving Enterogermina respule (probiotic vials), one r...  Read Full »

My baby passes stools about five times a day. Is it diarrhea?

Query: Hello doctor, My son is 6 months old. He has frequent stools, about four to five times in a day. He passes the stools about an hour after his meal every time. It is semisolid. Please suggest some medicine.  Read Full »

Dr. Prashant Kumar Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This is a normal phenomenon in children of this age group. You need not be worried. There is no need to start any medication. What you could do is, give him some probiotic and enzyme supplements, continue with breastfeeding and complementary feeding (if started). Relax...  Read Full »

My baby is eight days old, and poops are in the form of liquid. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My baby is eight days old. Poops are in the form of more liquid consistency. I feed my baby every two hours. Please help. Thanks.  Read Full »

Dr. Veerabhadrudu Kuncham

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. It is quite normal for newborns to have frequent bowel movements, and their stools can vary in consistency. At eight days old, your baby's digestive system is still developing, and the frequency of bowel movements can be high. It is normal for b...  Read Full »

How can we manage diarrhea in babies?

Query: Hi doctor, My baby is having diarrhea since last night. Today he has gone poop eight times. He is mostly crying. His age is seven months. I have given ORS to him.  Read Full »

Dr. Dibyendu Chakraborty

Answer: Hi,Welcome to most common causes of diarrhea below one year age of a baby are viral diarrhea. Rotavirus diarrhea is very common and frequent. Rotavirus is a virus that spreads through the contamination of food, improperly cleaned utensils and poor hygiene. Please specify whether your...  Read Full »

My 4 months old baby is suffering from loose motion inspite of having Cefixime. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is 4 months old. She is suffering from loose motion for the last two weeks. The doctor already prescribed antibiotic Cefixime, but the condition is not much improved. Now she is pooping six to seven times daily, which contains mucus and color is green. A stool test shows 25...  Read Full »

Dr. Parmar Vishal Himatlal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I advise you to continue breastfeeding and prevent dehydration. It is unusual to have bacterial diarrhea in a four-month baby. Are you giving any top feeding? I mean other milk apart from breastfeeding like bottle feed? If yes, then please stop and give exclusive breas...  Read Full »

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