Toddlers generally have a single bowel movement in a day or on alternate days, and if the baby catches a viral infection of the gastrointestinal tract through some kind of food allergy, lactose intolerance or by drinking excessive amounts of juice, there may be yellow bowel movement.
The causes for yellow bowel movement may range from digestive disorders to liver problems to malabsorption system disorder; though it is usually believed that yellow bowel movement indicates a serious liver disorder.
The first step to get rid of this problem is to drink as much water as possible so that there is no dehydration. This is usually what a doctor will recommend when the diarrhea is mild, along with plenty of other fluids, since this condition makes children feel usually thirsty. Pedialyte or Resol are highly recommended to fight diarrhea in children because they can replace water and electrolytes that are lost from the body. If these are not available, then white grape juice can be used as an equally effective substitute. The baby’s doctor will advise this clear liquid diet for the initial six to twenty-four hours, and then he will ask you to gradually include bland foods in the baby’s diet.
The main foods that can fight diarrhea effectively and help the toddler’s stomach settle down are bananas, applesauce, rice and toast. Do not feed him any spicy food, raw fruits, uncooked vegetables, beans or any kind of fatty foods. You should also cut down on the amount of milk and diary products the toddler usually has in a day, till the irritation in his stomach goes away.
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