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Baby Diarrhea Causes A lot of things can cause the problem, including: An infection with a virus, bacteria, or parasite. Babies can pick up these germs through contact with unclean food or water or. What causes diarrhea in babies and young children? Common causes of diarrhea in kids include: A viral or bacterial infection in the digestive tract; An ear infection; A parasite; Antibiotics; Too much juice; Improperly mixed formula; A food allergy or intolerance; A poisonous substance; Let’s look at each cause of diarrhea in more detail.

Diarrhea is when stools (bowel movements) are loose and watery. Your child may also need to go to the bathroom more often. Diarrhea is a common problem. It may last 1 or 2 days and go away on its own. If diarrhea lasts more than 2 days, your child may have a more serious problem.

Diarrhea may be. Some of the more common causes of baby diarrhea are bacterial infection (such as salmonella, staph, or E. coli), viral infection (such as the flu, rotovirus, adenovirus, calcivirus, or astrovirus), parasites (such as giardia), a course of antibiotics, too much juice (high fructose consumption can cause diarrhea), a food allergy or intolerance (such as to. Most often, it is caused by a virus and goes away on its own.

Your baby could also have diarrhea with: A change in your baby’s diet or a change in the mother’s diet if breastfeeding. Use of antibiotics by the baby, or use by the mother if breastfeeding. Explosive diarrhea is usually short-lived.

But there are complications that require medical care. These include: Dehydration. Loss of fluids from diarrhea can cause dehydration.

Toddler’s diarrhea—also called functional diarrhea, or chronic nonspecific diarrhea of childhood—is a common cause of chronic diarrhea in toddlers (ages 1 to 3), and preschool-age children (ages 3 to 5). Children with toddler’s diarrhea pass four or more watery or loose stools a day and do not have any other symptoms. Rotavirus, which causes viral gastroenteritis, was the most common cause of diarrhea in infants before rotavirus vaccines became available. The vaccines have reduced the number of cases of rotavirus and hospitalizations due to rotavirus among children in the United States. 1. Two oral vaccines are approved to protect children from rotavirus.

If your baby is having diarrhea and passing loose stools mixed with red blood accompanied by fever, then it may be a sign of a bacterial infection. The doctor will check the cause of the infection and decide on the treatment mode; If the reason for blood in your baby’s stool is constipation, then the doctor will give you guidance by explaining constipation caused by formula milk or. Green diarrhea in babies can be very annoying especially when it is foul smelling and leaks from the diaper.

As a new parent, there is a wealth of information on your baby’s health and general wellbeing you can decipher from the color and consistency of his or her poop.

List of related literature:

Diarrhea in infancy is a sudden increase in stools that differ from the infant’s normal pattern; for instance, they have a fluid consistency, a green color, or contain mucus or blood.

“Introduction to Maternity and Pediatric Nursing E-Book” by Gloria Leifer
from Introduction to Maternity and Pediatric Nursing E-Book
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Diarrhoea, constipation, bloating, respiratory abnormalities, skin irritations and other medical conditions must be noticed and treated promptly before the infant becomes too compromised.

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Diarrhea in infancy is a sudden increase in stools from the infant’s normal pattern, with a fluid consistency and a colour that is green or contains mucus or blood.

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from Leifer’s Introduction to Maternity & Pediatric Nursing in Canada E-Book
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Elsevier Health Sciences, 2019

The mother should return immediately if the child has several watery stools, repeated vomiting, fever, poor or unable to drink and eat/breastfeed, blood in stools.

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• The stools change to pasty yellow and pungent (bottle-fed infant) or loose yellow and sweet-smelling (breast-fed infant) by the 4th day.

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Severe diaper dermatitis with deep excoriations can be seen in infants with malabsorption syndrome secondary to intestinal resection or mucosal injury.

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Infants who appear toxic, infants with voluminous diarrhea and persistent vomiting, and infants with increasing weight loss should be hospitalized for observation and treatment with parenteral fluids and careful maintenance of fluid and electrolyte balance and possibly with antimicrobial therapy.

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Elsevier Health Sciences, 2010

Treatment of possible infections in young infants up to 2 months of age includes possible bacterial infections/ jaundice, diarrhoea, feeding problems, immunization status and other problems.

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Moisture, stool, and urine irritate the baby’s skin.

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Children suffering from gastroenteritis or malabsorption syndromes frequently pass watery stools, which may be acidic and cause damage to the nappy area.

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