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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.

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

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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

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

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1 year old has had sickness & now yellow mustard like poo for 2 weeks but is eating & drinking fine. She's on iron for anaemia & underactive thyroid.

1 year old has had sickness & now yellow mustard like poo for 2 weeks but is eating & drinking fine. She's on iron for anaemia & underactive thyroid.

Details unclear...: "Sickness" is not very descriptive and hard to comment on. By itself, "yellow mustard poo" without other symptoms wouldn't concern me. Iron is great for anemia; however, is she taking synthroid (thyroxine) for her thyroid? Speak with your pediatrician so they can get more clear on your concerns and ensure that your daughter is getting the care she needs. ...Read more

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Why does my son everytime he drinks whole milk he poops? His 1yr old and his been drinking whole milk now. But recently like 5days now he poops everytime he drinks it but only when he drinks milk. And when he poops its watery yellow and really bad smell..

Why does my son everytime he drinks whole milk he poops? His 1yr old and his been drinking whole milk now. But recently like 5days now he poops everytime he drinks it but only when he drinks milk. And when he poops its watery yellow and really bad smell..

Lactose: Lactose intolerance is the lack of an intestinal enzyme called lactase and is the inability to digest lactose - the sugar found in milk and other dairy products. Babies are born with the lactase enzyme and most lactose intolerance does not occur until age 3 or older if at all. Symptoms can be bloating, cramps, diarrhea, nausea and poor growth in children. Some races such as asians and african americans are more susceptable to lactose intolerance than caucasians.

Some people will have transient lactose intolerance after a gastrointestinal illness which improves over time.

You can try giving him lactaid whole milk (milk with the lactase already broken down) and see if he improves. If he just has trouble digesting lactose, this could help. If this persists, or if he is having any weight loss, blood in his stool, rash, or any other sign of more serious illness, call your child's doctor. ...Read more

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1 yr old having solids and poop lately is having streaks of black and poop us yellow but not watery is this normal?

1 yr old having solids and poop lately is having streaks of black and poop us yellow but not watery is this normal?

Stool color/consiste: The color and consistency of one's stool is determined by the contents of your diet. There are drugs too which will change your stool color and consistency. PeptoBismol and iron frequently turn the stool black. Lots of milk will turn the stool yellowish or sometimes green. ...Read more

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My 1yr old has been havin pale yellow watery poop for 5 days now at times looks orange. Da poop smells bad. He has no fever. Poops 4or5 times a day?

My 1yr old has been havin pale yellow watery poop for 5 days now at times looks orange. Da poop smells bad. He has no fever. Poops 4or5 times a day?

Diet and bowels: What is he eating daily? Is he having any stomach pains? How much veggies does he eat daily? Consult with us to help you see if this is a serious condition. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a one year old girl not to poop all day and when she does its like lil pellets?

Diet adjustment: An adjustment of her diet is in order. Cut down on the milk and milk products. Push vegetables and fruits if possible. Figs, dates raisins, and prunes are helpful. ...Read more

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Black poop one year old? Should I worry?

Black poop one year old? Should I worry?

Depends: If it is really black I would schedule an evaluation and take a stool in with you. If it is really dark green, that may be normal and reflect movement of stool through the system faster than usual. ...Read more

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Is white poop in a one year old something that should be checked out?

Is white poop in a one year old something that should be checked out?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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

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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

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My one year old vomited milk then followed by yellow bile today. She has been having allergen for the past three days. Is there a way to help her?

My one year old vomited milk then followed by yellow bile today. She has been having allergen for the past three days. Is there a way to help her?

Bile is always a: Concern. If it truly was bile, you need to take your child to er. On the other hand, it may just be choice of word. Sounds like your child is irritated by the thick mucus behind the throat, which got worst with the milk. Thick mucus caused your child to gag and eventually vomited the " yellow bile" you described. If abdomen is distended, tender and still having bile vomitus, go to er now! ...Read more

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My one year old daughter has had whole cow's milk for about 3 weeks now. The past 4 days she has had 3-4 yellow loose stools. Could she be allergic?

My one year old daughter has had whole cow's milk for about 3 weeks now. The past 4 days she has had 3-4 yellow loose stools. Could she be allergic?

Need to see a doctor: It could be lactose intolerance. You could stop using it and see if symptom resolve. If symptom persist you better bring your daughter to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Why did my 1 year old poop really green?

Why did my 1 year old poop really green?

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

Feces (Definition)

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