This Is Turning Into A Nightmare

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apr - January 16

ok, i know i've written a few posts which involved this, but i really need help. ive checked up every single website on this topic, and i cant relate to any of it. I started adding cornflour cereal to my babys bottle around 2 and a half weeks ago. around that time he started having diharrea or very frequent bowel movements. after a few days i went to the doctor and he said it may be the cornflour and to change to rice cereal. well, i did that and it still continued. after another few days i went again, and he said i should stop adding cereal, just give him plain formula so that it'll go out of his system and then back to rice. as an extra precaution he told me to get a stool sample tested. it came out 100% fine. its a week later now and hes pooping all the time. i just dont know wat to do. i really want to start him on veggies and i am scared to b/c i want it to clear up first. please help me. i just dont know wat to do anymore.

 

Nerdy Girl - January 16

Dumb question here, but is he just pooping frequently, or is it really diareha? I mean is it watery and b__wing out the top of his diapers? Because frequent poops are not necessarily diareha. His system may just eliminate every time he eats. My son is 13 months old and still sometimes poops 6x per day, but he does not have diareha. Have you heard of the BRAT Diet as the natural remedy for diareha? Bananas, Rice, Apples, Toast. I don't know how old your lo is, so not sure if you can incorporate any of these things. Applesauce? Mashed banana?

 

apr - January 16

nerdy girl-its frequent poop. its not b__wing out his diaper. little amounts poop every time. hes 5 months old. i head about the brat diet but isnt he too young?

 

Nerdy Girl - January 16

If you haven't already introduced those things, then yes, he might be too young for the BRAT diet. If it's not diareha I am sort of confused why this is becoming a nightmare for you. Is he dehydrating or losing weight or having some other health issue because of the frequent poop? This might just be how his system works. From what I hear, you would rather have a kid who poops frequently than a kid who is constipated. I wouldn't know though because I have two frequent poopers. LOL! :)

 

jenn95 - January 16

it doesn't sound like diareeha to me, it just sounds like alot of poop. which really is not a problem. tell the dr what it is really and don't just say "diarea", because he might think it is a problem when it really isn't. that might just be the way his body works. good luck.

 

apr - January 16

nerdy girl-its only been these past couple of weeks. until now he didnt have that. I mean frequently as in changing his diaper about 3 times an hour!!! and at least 4 times during the night.

 

Nerdy Girl - January 16

This is what I have found with my son's frequent pooping- we have to give it the "10 minute rule". Even if it's very stinky, wait 10 minutes because he might not be done pooping yet. Changing him 3x per hour might be all part of one bowel movement that is just taking him awhile to get out. I mean, my dh will take the newspaper into the bathroom and sit in there for like 45 minutes. Maybe it's a guy thing? LOL! If the doc is not concerned about this and your son is still gaining weight and not dehydrating, then he might just have a very efficient digestive system. It's inconvenient to change so many diapers, but this might be normal for him. Their digestive systems mature around 5 months old, so that is why you are seeing a change now from previous months. Is everything else the same-- not a new formula or anything? Is it 3x per hour all day during all his waking hours, so like 36 poops per day??

 

chiechie25 - January 16

When you start solid foods their bowel movements will change. At 5 months, he really doesn't need anything except formula. Babies don't need to start solid foods until they are 6 months old, so I wouldn't be in a hurry to try new foods. Could he possibly have irritable bowel syndrome? Maybe you should skip the cereal and try a fruit or a vegetable. My doctor recommends fruit before vegetables. Maybe try going back to just formula and see if that helps before trying anymore foods.

 

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