A member asked:

Why mucous in infant stools sometimes accompanied by tiny blood strains. my baby is almost 5 months old . we have switched to goat milk one month ago.

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Dr. Johanna Fricke answered

Specializes in Pediatrics - Developmental and Behavioral

Of the same proteins as cow's milk, so babies can develop an allergy to it. Goat's milk has 1/5th as much vitamin B12 & 1/10th as much Folic Acid as cow's milk. There's 1 mcg of folic acid/8 oz.Of goat's milk. Babies need 75 -100 mcg daily. Some commercial brands of goat's milk formulas add extra folic acid. See your pediatrician for supplements or change of formula & evaluation of the bleeding.

Answered Apr 26, 2018

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