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What are some reasons for an infant to have mucousy stool? He's 3 1/2 months old and i've only noticed it once so far, but its making me nervous!

What are some reasons for an infant to have mucousy stool? He's 3 1/2 months old and i've only noticed it once so far, but its making me nervous!

Depends: Once only may be of little or no consequence, particularly if there are no other symptoms. If it becomes a repeated observation, get it checked out. ...Read more

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Bowel Movement (Definition)

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Why would a 2 month old baby have mucus poop?

Why would a 2 month old baby have mucus poop?

Allergy or normal: If the baby is feeding well and there is no blood in the stool or unusual vomiting or other signs of illness, then it may be normal to have a mucousy stool from time to time. However, mucus may be a sign of allergy to a component of infant formula, or in some cases something in mom's milk. If this happens rarely, probably not a big concern. If frequent, consider discussing with pediatrician. ...Read more

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Why would my 2 month old baby have mucus poop?

Why would my 2 month old baby have mucus poop?

Normal: A small amount of mucus in stool is normal. See this site for information. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/mucus-in-stool/an01296. ...Read more

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My 2 month old baby is having trouble pooping why might this be?

My 2 month old baby is having trouble pooping why might this be?

Try a little juice: A lot of babies, especially formula fed ones, experience constipation at some point. They are unable to valsava and therefore may just have trouble pushing out the stool. At 2 months old, i would rcommend trying a little prune juice for your baby's constipation. I would dilute the prune juice with half water. 2-4 oz per day should suffice. ...Read more

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What can I give my 2 month old baby if he is having a hard time pooping?

What can I give my 2 month old baby if he is having a hard time pooping?

Try a little juice: At 2 months old, i would rcommend trying a little prune juice for your baby's constipation. I would dilute the prune juice with half water. 2-4 oz per day should suffice. ...Read more

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My 2 month old baby had a poops diaper with streaks of red blood. He is breastfed, and mom has noticed an oversupply. Anything to worry about?

My 2 month old baby had a poops diaper with streaks of red blood. He is breastfed, and mom has noticed an oversupply.  Anything to worry about?

Yes: Visible blood in a baby's stool is a cause for concern. Sometimes, they can feed from a mother's cracked or bleeding nipples but swallowed maternal blood should be digested. Visible blood is a sign of lower intestinal or anal/rectal bleeding and should be evaluated by a qualified professional right away. ...Read more

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Dark green loose poop since 2 days for 2 month old baby. She is under nan 1 baby formula from birth since I have less breast milk. Is it ok?

Dark green loose poop since 2 days for 2 month old baby. She is under nan 1 baby formula from birth since I have less breast milk. Is it ok?

Yes: The color of the stool reflects how quickly it passes through her digestive tract. Loose is OK unless you are dealing with frequent diarrhea. White stool or blood in the stool are problems. Green and loose are OK. ...Read more

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Is green stool normal for 2 month old baby?

Is green stool normal for 2 month old baby?

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 normal as is the loose consistency. Some digested material will take on a darker tint than others & the germs in the gut will also impact the final product. I'd ignore the whole issue. ...Read more

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My 2 month old baby is having watery stool with lots of farts and sour smell. Since sunday morning but only 3 big stools and lots of smear kind.

My 2 month old baby is having watery stool with lots of farts and sour smell. Since sunday morning but only 3 big stools and lots of smear kind.

Infant diarrhea: It sounds like your infant may have gastroenteritis, an intestinal infection. Most cases are viral, but, if there is blood in the stool, this could indicate either a bacterial infection or a milk protein allergy. Continued watery stools can quickly lead to dehydration in infants. You should definitely have the baby seen by the pediatrician as soon as possible. ...Read more

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2 month old baby experiencing hard tube like stool (with fussiness). Is on milk base formula. Is offering about 2 oz daily of water+brown sugar ok?

2 month old baby experiencing hard tube like stool (with fussiness). Is on milk base formula. Is offering about 2 oz daily of water+brown sugar ok?

Constipation is: defined in infants 2 months old & older who have 3 symptoms: firm, dry pebbly stools, no bowel movement for 2-3 days in a formula fed baby & straining/crying while having a bowel movement or taking > 10 minutes to pass a stool. If these criteria are met & baby is over 2 months, give 1 oz./day of apple or pear juice, 1st diluted to ¼ strength with cooled boiled water, then ½ strength, if needed. ...Read more

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