Thanks to one of our fans for this one.
“My exclusively breastfed 7 month old baby recently had Diarrhoea, and my doctor told me I should stop breastfeeding, because breastmilk has lactose & may be causing the Diarrhoea” is this true!
NO another myth BUSTED !
Breastfed babies rarely get diarrhoea.
Diarrhoea is certainly not caused by breastmilk nor is it going to make the problem worse. In fact Breastmilk is the best thing to give to your baby.
If your breastfed baby has diarrhoea, treatment is straightforward. Continue breastfeeding but at more frequent intervals.
Don't stop breast-feeding your baby because your baby has diarrhoea.
Diarrhoea comes from the Greek word “diarrhoea”.
Dia means "flow" and rrhoia means "through".
The term "flowing through" was coined by Hippocrates.
Diarrhoea is generally caused by:
A virus, most common is rotavirus
A bacteria, in food or water
An antibiotic, as they disturb the natural flora
Diarrhoea is very contagious. Always wash your hands after changing baby’s nappy or using the toilet. This is imperative to prevent other family members from contracting Diarrhoea.
When a baby has Diarrhoea, the area around the anus often becomes quite aggravated. Gentle washing of the area with a warm moistened cloth, at each nappy change followed by application of barrier cream, will help alleviate this.