Can a change in Formula cause diarrhea in a baby?

Using a certain formula or changing formulas can cause diarrhea in babies. Some babies just find many formulas harder to digest, though this is uncommon. It might take them a little while to get used to a new formula. This can lead to tummy cramps, gas, and diarrhea.

What happens to a baby when they have diarrhea?

Effects of Baby Diarrhea. Diarrhea makes the body lose too much water and minerals called electrolytes. That leads to dehydration. Babies can get dehydrated very quickly — within a day or two after diarrhea starts — and it can be very dangerous, especially in newborns.

When to call the doctor if your baby has diarrhea?

This can sometimes happen to babies because they’re so tiny. Dehydration is especially a risk if your baby has diarrhea and is also vomiting or has a fever. Call your doctor immediately if your baby has any signs or symptoms of dehydration from diarrhea. These include:

What foods should you avoid if your baby has diarrhea?

Babies with diarrhea should avoid eating anything that can make it worse, including: • Greasy foods • Foods that are high in fiber • Dairy products such as milk and cheese • Sweets such as cake, cookies, and soda Diarrhea that’s caused by a viral or bacterial infection is very contagious.