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fed my baby rotten avocado. worried about mold poisoning. what should i do? has been having more frequent smelly well formed or liquid stools.

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Dr. Timothy Ashley
14 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Prob low risk: Mold will not cause food poisoning in an otherwise healthy baby, but spoiled foods do pose a risk for bacterial food poisoning. If the baby appears ill, has blood in stool, a fever, or intractable vomiting, see the pediatrician. Without those symptoms, observation is adequate. Importantly, check food for spoilage before serving- don't give "iffy" foods!
Answered on May 4, 2014
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Dr. Lynn Keefe
32 years experience Pediatrics
Injesting "old" food: Her stomach acid and digestive track will protect her from mold on avocado.
Answered on Jul 15, 2017
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