My four month old is strictly breastfed and has had green, slimy, stinky diarrhea for the past 2 weeks. Sometimes she can have up to 3 bowel movements in an hour. Both my midwife and pediatrician claim that my baby has a stomach infection, and that it can take anywhere from one week to three weeks to run its course. The pediatrician was even able to examine her bowel movement and claimed that the diarrhea is not the result of a allergic reaction to what I am eating. I have been told that as long as my little one is not losing weight and continues to nurse, we just need to ride it out. Thus far she has maintained her weight and aside from the diarrhea has no other symptoms (except of course for a diaper rash which I'm assuming is due to the increase in bowel movements).
I have not come across any literature regarding stomach infections in breastfed babies and was wondering if anyone else out there has experienced something similar.
Thank you for your time.