How to differentiate a normal stool from diarrhea
The composition and consistency of the feces depends on what feeds people. Given the fact that the child receives food breast milk or formula, respectively, his stool will be liquid.
The chair of the child in the first months of life is very fluid. Parents should not frighten the color of feces if it is green-yellow, brown, yellow with white lumps. Normal is the presence of a small amount of mucus.
If the child is on artificial feeding, and when changing mix stool is green or blue, consult your doctor. Some medical compounds developed for children suffering from intestinal colic, contain a split protein that affects the color of feces. In this case, the parents did not need to take. When the child returns to his normal mixes, feces will return to normal.
Up to 4 months inclusive of the intestine may be emptied up to 10 times a day. If the baby is eating normally, gaining weight, the frequency of selection of the chair should not scare you.
In Calais if you found a large amount of mucus, blood clots, foam and all this is accompanied by copious evolution of gas is diarrhea. The child also may open vomiting, fever. In this case, urgently needed medical help.
What can cause diarrhea
Any disease may be the cause of diarrhea in newborn. Most often diarrhea is caused by poisoning. In this case the child's temperature rises, and in the feces will contain blood and mucus. These symptoms indicates the presence of infection in the body of the baby.
If the baby has constant diarrhea, the baby was not gaining weight, as well as skin rashes are present, it may indicate dysbiosis, allergies or lactose deficiency.
The period of teething is very often accompanied by diarrhea. This is normal and if no other diseases, and the intensity of excretion of the chair is not facing the child with dehydration.
How to help a child until a doctor arrives
It is strictly forbidden to water the baby tea, juice, other beverages, boiled milk, rice broth, chicken broth. All these measures will only aggravate the child's condition. If the baby is breastfed, it should as often as possible to the Breasts to avoid dehydration.
You can also the pharmacy to purchase a special solution and give them a baby. If for some reason the solution failed to buy, it is possible to cook by yourself. To do this, dissolve 1 teaspoon of salt and 5-6 teaspoons of sugar in 1 liter of boiled water.
Remember, baby you can't give drugs. Correct medication based on the age and weight of the child must appoint a physician.