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Some foods to avoid when your baby has loose motions

Loose motions or diarrhea whatever you name it, it is one of the most common diseases usually occurs in newborn babies to young toddlers as their immune system is not properly developed. Intense care and the right type of food should be given to the baby suffering from loose motions otherwise it leads to dehydration in babies.

For this, you must have to know about the symptoms of diarrhea. The basic one which signifies your baby is suffering from diarrhea is - a sudden change in a child’s bowel movement. If the baby is passing watery stools and that to too frequently then most probably baby has diarrhea.

However, breastfed babies and young children have multiple bowel movements every day or no bowel movement even for 3 to 4 days. But you have to notice it keenly - frequent, watery and unusual bowel moment is the indication of loose motions in babies.

Even dry eyes and dry mouth of babies show symptoms of dehydration and diarrhea. There are lot many home remedies for loose motion in infants available on online, you can use them also. At the time of toddler during diarrhea, it is quite essential to avoid some food items which exacerbate loose motions and lead to dehydration.

Here we are revealing the Baby diarrhea foods to avoid -

  1. Fruit juices - One should not give any kind of fruit juice like apple juice, pineapple juice or any other kind of juice to the baby while he is suffering from loose motions.

  1. Spicy food - You might have introduced your toddler with home cooked delicious food but when he is suffering from diarrhea don’t give them spicy food to eat otherwise it would hurt their sensitive digestive system. Prepare a light, less spicy and oil-free food for your kid.   

  • Dried fruits - Don’t take a chance to give dried fruits to your babies while they are suffering from loose motions. As it contains a high amount of sugar and calories which is quite difficult for their infected stomach to digest these kinds of foods.

  • High calorie and fried food - Avoid high sugar, high calorie and fried food like - Biscuits, sweets, pastries, candies, fried chips, parathas, pooris, and other such kinds of food items. These food items aggravate diarrhea or lose motions in babies.

  • Citrus fruits - One should on include citrus fruits in the Diet of a Child Suffering with Loose Motions. Avoid orange, lime, grapes, pineapple, mangoes at the time when a baby is suffering from diarrhea. You can give apple, bananas to the baby at this time.  

  • Some vegetables - To avoid the aggravation of lose motion in kids you should avoid these foods to give to baby like peas, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, green leafy vegetables and more. Basically, these foods items tend to produce gas in the stomach which makes diarrhea even worse.   

  • Prunes - These are the one which exacerbate diarrhea even in normal people if eaten excessively. So better to avoid the prunes as much as possible. Don’t give to the baby while suffering from loose motions.    

  • These are some food that should be avoided while your baby is suffering from loose motions.


    Disclaimer: The opinions expressed/shared in the blog above are personal opinions of the writer. Berrytree recommends you consult with your doctor/pediatrician/family before instinctively following any suggested steps 

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