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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
34 years experience Pediatrics
Loose stool: It is fine if the stool is not watery but just loose. Younger babies can have a bowel movement each time they eat. As long as the baby is urinating an ... Read More

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
How fed ????: A breast fed infant may stool a bit every feeding or an overflow diaper once a week. If it is soft it is not constipation. If formula fed, the pattern ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
Stop the rice: Stop adding rice cereal to the pumped milk (good job on breast feeding, by the way!). Keep breast feeding and keep the zantac (ranitidine). Rice cer ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Gollup
42 years experience Pediatrics
Could be, but...: There are a lot of mucous-producing cells in the colon and rectum, so some mucous can be normal at times. But if the mucous is persistent or heavy, st ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rajesh Kumar
47 years experience Pediatrics
Common: In infants it is common for them to have a bowel movement after each feed. Most important is to see if the child is behaving and responding well. If b ... Read More
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Dr. Lori Semel
34 years experience Pediatrics
Poop Colors: The color of stool is not usually concerning, as it reflects a lot of things we eat. Dark black, red or white stools are the only colors that are worr ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nellmarie Bodenstein
Specializes in
Stools: Babies have one/week if breastfed to 7-9 stools/day. Baby should not dehydrate. Check the fontanel, as this should not be sunken and check if baby has ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Green poo: The poo is colored by bile added during digestion.It starts out dark green and transitions through yellows to brown over time.Green poo just means the ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Bergum
19 years experience Family Medicine
No: Probably not a problem. Especially if no other concern.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
40 years experience Pediatrics
No problem: All people have E Coli in their feces but it is not a pathogen. An infant getting a small amount of her own stool in her mouth will suffer no consequ ... Read More

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