My 7 month old baby has diarrhea and is not teething. He poops at least 7-10 times a day,but previously he used to poop only twice a day, our doctor advised to change to lactose free, when has diarrhea but it is not working, please advice.
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Possible Reasons For Diarrhea In 7 Month Old
The number of bowel movements per day can vary greatly between babies and also between days for the same baby and still be normal. However, since your baby is so “old”, a change from pooping twice per day to 10 times per day, really should have some underlying cause. As you mention, teething is sometimes one. Two other common reasons for frequent pooping and diarrhea are a cold and introduction of new solid foods.
Sometimes, after a cold, babies become intolerant to lactose for a limited time period and get diarrhea. I guess this could be a reason for your doctor’s recommendation to switch to lactose free formula. You will have to continue with that for a couple of weeks to see if it makes a difference.
If it is not a cold or a stomach bug – have you introduced any new foods to your baby lately? In such case, start with reversing that! Think back and see if you can pinpoint any foods you introduced before the diarrhea started and take them away. Wait a few days and see if there is any improvement.
If none of this is relevant to your baby’s situation, go see your doctor again and try something else so y’all can narrow it down to the right thing that works for your child.
If your child ever has diarrhea accompanied by vomiting and a high fever seek medical attention immediately.
Hope this helps!
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