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    OK, I know breastfed babies have runny bowel motions, but when does it become diarrhea?

    I've been treating Milo with daktarin for oral thrush, which the leaflet says can cause diarrhea, and I think it is.

    His poo today was liquid, it actually almost looked like it was a runnier verions of the daktarin, except the right/mustard colour.

    I am seeing a nurse tomorrow as he's suppposed to be having his 2 month immunisations - not sure whether she'll do them?

    Does anyone know if there's something else that can be used to treat the thrush?

    Should I stop giving him the daktarin (he has another 2 doses before I see the nurse/midwife tomorrow)


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    Rachel

    Charlie was on Daktaren gel for ages too (his mouth and my nipples seemed to have constant thrush in the early months....) and he always did very numerous & very runny liquid poos whilst Daktaren was in his system. But he was never distressed at all, nor did he ever get nappy rash.

    I asked about it at his 2 month check up and my GP and the MCHN both said it was to be expected and to just keep BF'ing, and they still gave him his needles no probs.

    I asked if there was another product that would reduce the effects, but they both indicated that Daktaren was simply the best, and that they didn't recomment anything else.

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    thanks so much for your reply Lucy.

    Its very reassuring to hear these things from someone who has BTDT.

    I'll ask tomorrow but am a lot less concerned. I also checked him for any signs of dehydration, which he doesn't have, and he seems his usual self.

    thanks again

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    Rachael, I got a bit worried about one set of needles for jenna - she was a bit sniffy.
    they told me that babies have to be almost dying (you know whtat I mean - not actually dying of course ) before they dont give them needles.

    Certainly mention it to the nurse though, and keep some barrier cream on that little botty to keep it nice and dry.

    Fi

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    Yep, we had the same with the daktarin gel, but it worked absolute wonders on the thrush and Daktarin was probably the last thing we tried.

    I used a couple of other things and nothing gave relief the way the daktarin did.

    Good Luck, Thrush is such a nasty thing

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