My almost nine month old has been having a mustardy horrible smelling explosive diarrhea for three days now.. going on about three times a day. He also has not been wanting baby food during this time either. He has never been sick not even with a cold. He has no runny nose, no fever, no cough...however he is teething and he has been more fussy than normal. Hes not having many wet diapers either and i know hes getting dehydrated.. im doing everything i was ever told keeping liquids coming.. i just dont know whether i should take him in or not. Its NEVER been this bad (as in the diarrhea)Answer Question
Answer by MrsLeftlane at 8:58 AM on Sep. 13, 2010
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Answer by BisketLiss at 9:57 AM on Sep. 13, 2010
If he is breastfeeding that will help prevent dehydration. Sometimes breastfed babies will have changes in stools and will eat less and nurse more. It could be in response to a virus that caused the diarrhea in the first place and the increased nursing makes the stools lose. It's a good thing if it's a virus because your baby's body is trying to get the virus out with the diarrhea. If breastfeeding often (8-12 times a day) your baby doesn't need other fluids.
You say your baby hasn't been wanting baby food. If you mean commercial baby food your baby may not want it because it doesn't taste good. Babies can eat regular food at 6 mo and don't need baby food.
Answer by Gailll at 11:52 AM on Sep. 13, 2010