Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Lu-Ella | 2009-08-26


Diarrhea 8 month old

My little one is 8 months old and has had diarrhea since Sunday. I thought maybe I was just feeding him too many bananas, but now I'  m not so sure. He has a bit of a cold which he caught from me, I'  m on antibiotics (and breastfeeding) and he'  s teething. So I'  m not too sure exactly what is causing it, as you can see, it could be a number of things.
If by Thurs (4 days) it still persists, is there anything I have to do or give him? He still drinks well and he'  s eating is not bad -two meals per day. Saturday night he did have a fever of 38.6 but that was a once off and probably due to the cold virus. What do I do?

Expert's Reply



Your baby appears to have a gastro infection. Give him frequent sips of a Rehidrat solution so that he does not become dehydrated. If he has not settled down yet and still has diarrhoea, he should be seen by a doctor or nurse to make sure that he is not becoming dehydrated.

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