Childhood Diseases

Posted by: ElisaR | 2009-04-14


please help

My 6 mnths girl is having diarrhea, its the third week now. It started by greenish mucous and now its orange and sometimes brown. Sometimes is watery. She doesn' t wanna take the formula (S26) since the diarrhea and she also eats her purity. I' m still breastfeeding her. I went to see the GP but the medication is not helping. Please help.

Expert's Reply



Do not give your baby any medicines. She may have developed a temporary lactose intolerance following her recent gastro episode. Try her on a soya formula for a few days [without breast feeding her] and see if she settles down. Also give her a probiotic such as Reuteri infant drops 1ml daily for 10 days.If she settles down on the Soya formula then you should keep this up for at least 6 weeks before trying a cows milk formula again.

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