Diarrhea?

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Registered: 04-22-2006
Diarrhea?
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Mon, 01-03-2011 - 9:08pm

Evan has had a few bowel movements in the last 24 hours - how do I tell if it's diarrhea or not? He usually has a poop every 1-2 days. In the last 24 hours he's had 2 regular sized BMs and then 3 smaller ones. So, that's a lot more than normal. But, the consistancy or color isn't any different, he doesn't have a fever, and he is acting normally. He's also peeing regularly, and his mouth and eyes are wet. I'm still exclusively pumping, so his diet hasn't changed (and mine hasn't changed in the last day or so).

I'm confused. I just don't want him to get dehydrated and us have to take him to the hospital again. Any ideas or advice would be appreciated!





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Registered: 03-29-2008
In reply to: cassiopeiae
Mon, 01-03-2011 - 9:58pm
I think its pretty normal for BFed babies to have several poops in one day and then not have any for a couple of days. The important thing is to make sure that he's still having as many pee diapers as usual and then you will know if he's dehydrated or not. I wouldn't worry unless more symptoms pop up!

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iVillage Member
Registered: 10-11-2005
In reply to: cassiopeiae
Mon, 01-03-2011 - 10:00pm

Really quick answer you'll know Diarrhea when you see it.




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Registered: 08-24-2005
In reply to: cassiopeiae
Tue, 01-04-2011 - 12:54pm
Sound perfectly normal to me! Like the others have said, keep checking for dehidration signs, just in case.

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Registered: 02-26-2008
In reply to: cassiopeiae
Tue, 01-04-2011 - 1:54pm

Gabby does the same thing when I was home with her she was pooping 2 to 3 times a day and then she would go a day without any. Now she usually has 1 diaper maybe 2 at daycare (Yeah for me!) but the past few days she has been pooping in the morning or not at all for the day.


I agree with the others, as long as it's the same consistency you are good. I am assuming Diarahea you would know like sarah said.I am assuming it would be filling the diaper (probably a blowout) and many of them.


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Registered: 04-22-2006
In reply to: cassiopeiae
Tue, 01-04-2011 - 7:03pm
Thanks ladies! He had another couple of poopy diapers last night, but only had one small one today. The consistency and color stayed the same, so I think it was just a random poopy day. He hasn't done that since his first week, but I guess babies are unpredictable :)




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