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1 Year Old Has White Poop
Yes: If the stool is completely white or tan, this is something that should be checked out. Bring a sample in to the doctor if you can. ...Read more
Why is my one year old pooping so watery and yellow? He doesn't seem sick or anything he's been acting like he usually does.
Possible dietary: Change. It is not uncommon for BM's to become loose if a toddler is drinking more than 4 oz of juice a dat, eating a lot of fresh fruit, or sometimes from lactose intolerance when switiching from formula to milk. I agree that most viral gastroenteritis is usually associated with vomiting or loss of appetite, but not always. Yellow/ green stools occur from rapid transit time from eating to BM ...Read more
Oh my goodness. My one year old just had fresh dog poop IN her MOUTH. Can She get any diseases or sickness from this!? Should I take her in?
Feces ingestion: Once you stop cringing, relax assured that the likelihood of her contracting a serious illness from this activity is small. She is however at risk for contracting worms. Having the dog's stool tested for parasites should help you assess the risk. ...Read more
One year old, constipated for a month, poops every few days but still super hard. Pushes and pushes and no poop. Juice, fletchers nothings working?
Needs soft stools: Constipation is a frustrating problem in children who have had a painful bm in the past. Try "p" fruits peaches, pears and prunes, increase fluids and continue your fiber. May need mineral oil one tablespoon twice a day to bring soft stools. Important also to go over birth and early stooling history with pediatrician to rule out anatomic causes of constipation. ...Read more
My one year old was put on a laxative a couple months back. & he didn't poop yesterday so today I gave him a laxative. When he pooped blood was in it.
Blood in stool: Constipation can be controlled by diet. There is more going on it he needs a laxative all the time. With missing a day in between BM's can lead to a large and harder stool that would cause a rectal tear, thus blood would be present on the wipe. If this continues, a trip to your pediatrician is my recommendation. ...Read more
My one year old ate pasta sauce with dinner last night and this morning half of her poop is an orange/red color. Is this from the sauce or is it blood?
Probably the red dye from tomato sauce
if persists more than 3 days. Have stool tested for blood
and wait to reintroduce tomato if positive ...Read more
My one year old had purple poop for the first time ever. She had bananas and oat meal for breakfast. What could this mean? Thank you
Watch next poop: There may be some fruit like berries in oat meal which is giving purple color to poop. Watch your baby for any pain, vomiting or diarrhea and color of next stool. If baby is O.K. there is nothing to worry about ...Read more
Bile: The greenish color in stool is the breakdown product of the bile when it has not been in the gut long enough to go through a change to yellowish or brown. It is considered normal Some digested material will take on a darker tint than others & the germs in the gut will also impact the final product. It could be food coloring also, but my bet is normal bile stain. I'd ignore the whole issue. ...Read more
Hi, My baby is now 1 year old and poops after every meal/drink (almost 5 times a day) the consistency of the poo is normal. Is it normal?
Can be: There is a basic process called the gastrocolic reflex. It is a wave of stimulation that sends a "move on" message to our gut after we take a volume of material into our stomach. The reflex may or may not trigger an emptying, but it is part of normal digestive action. You possibly reduce the frequency of emptying by adding some cereals or bananas to the diet.Plums/prunes/apple juice give more stools ...Read more
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My 1 year old has been sick she's been eating a bit for 2 or 3 days she hasent pooped is she okay or should I giver her some thing. So she poops?
What can u give a 1 year old to help poop that's straining to poop and Cry's when it come out hard?
1 year old pooping 5x a day, paste-like. Not fussy. Normal? Getting rash after poops. Breastfeeding. Only change has been more dairy, eggs in my diet.
My 1 year old is drinking lactaid whole milk and she poops after drinking it the poop it a pale yellow color and sometimes runny and now she has a ras?
Call your doctor: It sounds like this is not agreeing with her---she maybe allergic to dairy. Call your doctor to discuss further. ...Read more
I have a 1 year old son that has a lot of gas and stomach cramps and he pooped green poop for 4 days, what could be wrong?
Consider getting him off dairy and adding probiotics.
If it continues, then please see your pediatrician and discuss it with him/her. ...Read more
Usually benign: This is usually do to a small tear in the skin of the outlet caused when a bulky stool moves out too fast or a lumpy or hard stool is passed. Stringy ares of bright red blood are visible or small puddles. ...Read more
Serious: White stools are a serious concern and he should be evaluated by his pediatrician. Stool should always have color to them and absence of color could indicate a blockage or inflammed liver, gallbladder - see your doctor right away. ...Read more
My one year old has had diarrhea since yesterday afternoon. It started like really soft stool, then clear liquid. Now, yellow/white foamy consistancy?
BRAT diet: Stop drinking milk for at least 1-2 days, then advance solids with bananas, rice, Apple, and tea for the rest of the week ...Read more
I have a one year old with very soft loose looking pale yellow/pale green stool with some occasional undigested food. Yesterday it was darker but had undigested blueberry bits. Today it was paler, more with a yellow tinge and one stool had undigested cher
Fast transit: I year old have fairly fast transit of foods through the digestive tract. Its not surprising that there is undigested fibrous foods like blueberry and cherry. Probably better to puree these fruits for better digestibility and absorption as well as decreasing the risk of choking in this age group. ...Read more
Should I be concerned if my one-year-old child has black stool? My son has had charcoal black bowl movements over the past twelve hours. It does not have the usual odor associated. He seems to be acting fine. Should I be concerned?
Good for you for knowing that black-colored stool can mean that there may be bleeding in the stomach or small intestine. Now that being said, that is not the only reason for a black stool - it's just the most concerning.
Benign causes of black stool to rule out first before seeking care are: black licorice or other black foods, blueberries or other dark blue foods, iron supplements or multivitamins with iron, or pepto-bismal. All of these can cause black stool.
Another reason for your child to have black stool caused by blood, but of less concern is if he had a nosebleed a few hours before the black stool. Children (and adults) sometimes swallow a lot of blood with a nosebleed and that can also affect stool color.
If your child has not been exposed to any of these and has continued to have black stool, he should be seen by his doctor. His doctor may want you to bring a stool sample to the appointment for testing to look for blood and/or other causes.
Legal disclaimer: I am providing this general and basic information as a public service and my response to this question does not constitute a doctor-patient relationship. For any additional information, advice, or specific concerns, please speak with your own physician. The information provided is current as of the date of the answer entry. ...Read more