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A 32-year-old female asked about a female:

Why did my 3 1/2 mo old breast fed babies poop smell different (almost a medicinal smell!) when on erythromycin eye ointment for eye infection?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Brad Goldenberg
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Hard to say: This could be a situation where antibiotic somehow got on the baby's hand and made its way into the GI tract, OR, possibly something you are eating in your diet could be affecting the poop. The only thing that will prove what caused this is whether the funny poop smell is gone after the eye treatment is stopped for a week or so...

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Last updated May 12, 2017

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