Feeding Issues: Dehydration

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Submitted by admin on Mon, 09/17/2018 - 17:46

The AAP recommends alerting your baby’s doctor if any of the following symptoms develop:


Mild to moderate dehydration:


  • Plays less than usual.
  • Urinates less frequently (for infants, fewer than six wet diapers per day).
  • If dehydration is caused by diarrhea, stools will be loose. If caused by vomiting or fever, there will be fewer stools.
  • Parched, dry mouth.
  • Fewer tears when crying.
  • Sunken soft spot of the head in an infant or toddler.


Severe dehydration (in addition to the symptoms and signals already listed):


  • Very fussy.
  • Excessively sleepy.
  • Sunken eyes.
  • Cool, discolored hands and feet.
  • Wrinkled skin.
  • Urinates only one to two times per day.
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