Management Of Diarrhea In Infants That Do Not Heal?

my baby is 6 months 3 weeks now I have diarrhea 5-6x a day poop 3hrs I give Lbio out 2sachets Lactobe 2sachets I give half a sachet once a drink. but it’s still good that I didn’t get an antiboot. my baby is not fussy or hot still looks active as usual. What is the right fit for my baby? thanks before

1 Answer:

Hello Esmipw,


Diarrhea is characterized by changes in the frequency of bowel movements becoming more frequent and changes in stool consistency becoming more fluid. Diarrhea in infants aged> 6 months can be caused by:

Viral, bacterial, or parasitic infections because children often put their hands in their mouths. Dirty hands such as lying on the floor or holding an unwashed toy placed on the floor; the use of unhygienic milk bottles can increase the risk of infections that can affect the digestive tract and cause diarrhea in infants.
Providing cow's milk-based formula milk to children with cow's milk allergy


Lactose intolerance or impaired absorption of certain types of food that have been given to children in large quantities such as fruit juice
Food poisoning

Generally, diarrhea in infants is caused by a viral infection and can heal itself after a few days without special medication. The danger from diarrhea in infants or children is dehydration. Therefore, the main treatment is prevention of diarrhea and treatment of dehydration conditions. Every time a child diarrhea always give a replacement drink (for example ORS or ORS equivalent solution made from a mixture of salt sugar) or if the baby is still given breast milk, give ASI more often. Children who are experiencing diarrhea may experience a decrease in appetite, you should not force children to eat large portions, give in small portions and more liquid / soft consistency. Prioritize giving liquids or warm soups.


Handling diarrhea in children one of them by giving zinc supplementation with a duration of administration of 10 days (keep drinking 10 days even though diarrhea has healed). Giving Zink supplementation is beneficial to reduce diarrhea recurrence. Giving antibiotics in diarrhea is justified if bacterial infection is suspected as a cause of diarrhea. You can also give probiotics as you have already done. In children we do not give drugs to stop diarrhea like adults.


Note the signs of mild-moderate dehydration that can be overcome independently by giving more frequent fluids, namely the child looks very thirsty when given drinks, sunken eyes, sunken fontanel, pinch on the skin of the stomach back rather slowly, dry lips. However, if unable to handle it alone at home (for example, children vomit continuously too) or if there are signs of severe dehydration such as the child is not fully aware / inclined to sleep, the child looks very weak and does not want to drink when given, the pinch on the skin of the stomach back very slowly , children do not urinate at all, you should immediately take the baby to the nearest health facility to get help. Thus the explanation from me, hopefully useful.

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