Your Baby Has Diarrhea -- What Should You Do?

• Talk with your doctor about foods that might irritate your baby's intestines. You could be asked to switch to a non-lactose-based formula and start off with the "BRAT" diet (bananas, rice, applesauce and toast) and yogurt if your baby has started solids.

• If the diarrhea continues to be a problem or starts up again, your doctor might want to order stool cultures to see if a parasite such as giardia could be responsible for your baby's symptoms.

How have you kept your baby comfortable when diarrhea happened?

Medical references:
-November 7, 2011. Babies and diarrhea. National Library of Medicine. Updated by: Neil K. Kaneshiro, MD, MHA, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine.
- May 27, 2010. Diarrhea in Babies.