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 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 »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »