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important!!!!!baby with the runs (baby is 11 days old today)

she is nursing mostly but every so often gets a bottle of enfamil premium formula..its what the dr's recomended for her but now she is crying constantly bcz she has the runs

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samie_01

Asked by samie_01 at 11:06 PM on Sep. 5, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Newborn diapers are usually runny. She maybe reacting to something you ate. Keep in mind that everything you eat or drink, the baby gets through your breastmilk.
    Maureen-MD

    Answer by Maureen-MD at 11:08 PM on Sep. 5, 2010

  • Take her in. Newborns and diarrea do not mix well. She can get dehydrated way too fast.
    Whatkids

    Answer by Whatkids at 11:09 PM on Sep. 5, 2010

  • Are you sure she has the runs? Baby's have very loose stools when they are that little. She might just be crying because she is pooping, not because its diarrhea. Babies cry for a lot of reasons. But if you are truly concerned, take her to the doctor, there is nothing you can give a two week old baby for diarrhea. GL
    Amelia512

    Answer by Amelia512 at 11:09 PM on Sep. 5, 2010

  • That is normal for a breast fed baby if the bowel color is orange in color, unless it is pure liquid?
    agriffinmom4

    Answer by agriffinmom4 at 11:09 PM on Sep. 5, 2010

  • What constitutes 'the runs?' Is is foul smelling, greenish, actual diarrhea? It's normal for bf'd babies to have liquid 'mustardy' poops... it's also normal for them to have bowel movements a LOT- every feeding, or even more often than that. If it's yellow and doesn't smell like adult diarrhea, I would assume it's a normal bf'd poop. If it's equivalent to adult diarrhea (including the odor) I would call your doctor. But bf'd babies very seldom have 'solid' poops until they start eating solid food. HTH a bit!
    Freela

    Answer by Freela at 11:10 PM on Sep. 5, 2010

  • if it soaks nearly completely into the diaper, it's diarrhea. otherwise it's normal runny breastmilk poo. If you think it's diarrhea, take her in, she will have to be seen, she can get dehydrated really quickly being so young.
    rhianna1708

    Answer by rhianna1708 at 11:11 PM on Sep. 5, 2010

  • I would take her in just to be on the safe side.
    xxhazeldovexx

    Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 11:18 PM on Sep. 5, 2010

  • thank u guys it is green and very nasty smelling!!!she has been wanting to eat like every 45 minutes even a bottle dont last her long right now....i think its diarrhea because every 20-25 mintues im changing a shitty diaper its really green and really thin and gross
    samie_01

    Comment by samie_01 (original poster) at 11:19 PM on Sep. 5, 2010

  • http://www.justmommies.com/articles/baby-poop.shtml
    Whatkids

    Answer by Whatkids at 12:03 PM on Sep. 6, 2010

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