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#1 Mummabearrr28

Posted 19 April 2019 - 06:33 PM

Hi all,

My son is 4 weeks tomorrow and is formula fed. This afternoon he has started having yellow Diarrhea. He’s done 3 so far since 1pm, not a lot each time but enough for me to become a little worried. He’s drinking bottles and doesn’t seem to be showing any signs of dehydration or anything like that. I did start adding thickener to his bottles yesterday due to signs of reflux and started Baby Gaia Colic probiotic drops this morning. He’s also had a running nose and sneezing this week, Dr said it’s prob the cold his sister has.

Is there a point I should worry with this Diarrhea? Should I call a home Dr? I’m thinking I’ll see how tonight goes and if he’s having more poos like this over night then I might need to take him to hospital to get checked? Thoughts plz?

Thanks you x

#2 nasty buddha

Posted 19 April 2019 - 07:25 PM

I would call health direct for immediate health advice.

I would want my 4 week old seen by a medical practitioner asap. I wouldn't rely on myself to assess for dehydration, as mild dehydration is probably very serious in a 4 week old.

Hope he gets better soon. I always find mine get sick on a Saturday evening or a public holiday when there are hardly any services around except hospital emergency.

#3 Wonderstruck

Posted 19 April 2019 - 07:42 PM

Agree re calling health direct. The thickener may also not be agreeing with him or could be a bugm

We found it didn't help with reflux for my reflux bubba.

#4 lucky 2

Posted 19 April 2019 - 07:50 PM

Do you think it might be related to the addition of thickener to the bottles?
Did your gp suggest the thickener?

There is a pinned thread in this forum which has contact details for after hours health advice.

Also do a search of "Raisingchildren network" for information on babies and diarrhea.

I hope that helps.

#5 IamtheMumma

Posted 19 April 2019 - 07:56 PM

Call the health line but my money is on the probiotic. It is a digestive aid after all.

#6 Caribou

Posted 19 April 2019 - 08:04 PM

Did your baby recently get rotavirus vaccination? That can cause upset tummies.

I suspect cold could play a factor in it too. If he’s drinking well, I wouldn’t be worried, yet. It’s only been half a day. Maybe extra formula?

But if he’s been drinking the same formula from the same tin, I wouldn’t think it was that upsetting him.




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