Sunday, November 04, 2007

Drs and their over prescribing of antibiotics.

I am so sick right now.

I have been trying to figuer out what is wrong with my daughter's stomach. She seems so miswerable, so in pain. Only having a bowel movement once a week.

I started researching. Turns out too many antibiotics can cause an over growth of flora in the digestive tract. This causes an imbalance in the flora.

I started talking to other mothers. Apparently many pediatricians prescribe antibiotics at the first sign of infection. I know now that my daughter should not have had 3 scripts of antibiotics in such a short time. This could very well be why she is so sick.

I also know that every parent should try the natural approach first. Garlic extract can cure an ear infection, there are natural herbs for throat infections.

I am so sad for my daughter. Hopefully the probiotics work.


Kristina said...

I thought most breast fed babies only have a BM once a week or so? I mean, right now, my newborn does it every breast feeding time, but what I have read online is that later on in their BFing life, they only have it once a week!

Shanna Proctor said...

It actually really depends. Breast milk is a natural laxative BUT is also more efficient then formula so there's not as much waste. Newborns poop a lot and then it all begins to even out. It's *normal* for a breastfed baby to go up to a week without pooping, but that doesn't mean it's normal for all babies. Becka would poop once a day, once she got past the newborn pooping all the time stage, so if she would go 3-4 days without one, I knew something was bothering her tummy.