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    Default pooping LOTS! Could it be bc of antibiotics?

    My 4.5 month old went from having 1 bm every 3rd day to having 4 in 1 day! They are normal looking (more normal than they've ever looked, actually), but they are big and so often. Could this be due to the amoxicillan that he's on bc of an ear infection? Or is it something I'm eating?

    On that same subject, why is my bf baby getting an ear infection this young? I thought that bfing would protect him against this. Dd didn't get a cold until she was 11 months old and not an ear infection until she was 18 months old. This is the second cold my baby has had and now the ear infection. Maybe bc he's the second child and dd brings more germs home? Poor little guy.

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    Erin

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    Default Re: pooping LOTS! Could it be bc of antibiotics?



    Sorry your babe hasn't been feeling well... I will say that breastfeeding will give them a greater chance at not becoming ill, but it won't prevent illness in the way we sometimes think. Also - the doc could have been a little preemptive in giving the abx - you know a "just in case" dosage - sometimes they do that, unfortunately.

    But I will say that yes - antibiotics can cause loose stools in people, so that's most likely what the increase in poops is due to. You can look into giving him probiotics (acidophilus) to balance out his tummy flora thats all out of whack with the abx.

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    Default Re: pooping LOTS! Could it be bc of antibiotics?

    w/ Eme.

    My littlest one is on amoxicillan right now for ear infection too. We HAD to fly for the holiday....blah! Anyway, she's pooping like crazy and it smells!! Never smells. Sorry TMI!! Hang in there, it's probably the abx. Keep watch when he stops taking it

    I wish bf'ing kept all illness away. But it does help w/ comfort when they are sick and it really does cut back on illness, I think. (said the mom who didn't bf her first dd)!!

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    Default Re: pooping LOTS! Could it be bc of antibiotics?

    Read "Healing Childhood Ear Infections". I am guessing your LO has some type of allergy going on. You might take care to get him on probiotics to replenish good gut flora after the ABX and help him fend off future bugs.

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    Default Re: pooping LOTS! Could it be bc of antibiotics?

    Thank you all for your responses. Will me taking probiotics help him?

    Erin

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