Antibiotics & diarrhoea

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  1. AmyQ

    AmyQ Well-Known Member

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    Hi ladies,

    Evan is on antibiotics for a little infection in his bellybutton. Started yesterday and now I'm getting paranoid he may have a little diarrhoea. He is breastfeed only so I know his stools are normally very loose but today they have seemed looser and more watery.

    Just wanted some advice as to what I should look out for cos he is only just over 3 weeks old and I'm a paranoid new mummy! If only he could tell me.

    Thanks xx
     
  2. SpinSugar

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    what antibiotics is he on x
     
  3. AmyQ

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    Metronidazole 0.5ml twice a day for 10 days
     
  4. Nutsyputs

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    One side effect of antibiotics is upset tummy. If breatfed babies have upset tummy their poo changes colour from yellow to green
     
  5. SpinSugar

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    Metronidazole has a lot of tummy side effects I'm afraid, perfectly normal but def not nice. Hope he gets better soon

    Xx
     
  6. AmyQ

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    Not sure whether it's the antibiotics or something else, but his wee is a little strong too.
     
  7. Leah04x

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    Ethans just been on antibiotics for tonsillitis.. He was on amoxycillin and that gave him a really upset stomach and diarrhea (up to 10 dirty nappies a day!). Think a lot of antibiotics can cause an upset tummy, but if you're worried, maybe get him checked by gp? xx
     
  8. HyunAllen

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    I don't have any idea about this..between how is he doing now?
     
  9. jonesdeacon

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    Go to good doctor my friend.
     
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  10. BunnyN

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    After he has finished consider probiotics. Antibiotics can have quite long term effects on the digestion for some. Of course BFing will go a long way to restore a healthy balance too.
     
  11. Ann_Whole

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    some antibiotics may cause side effects. even thrush
     

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