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3 year old baby's stool smelling bad?

3 year old baby's stool smelling bad?

Most do: Most stools smell bad & some kids stools are quite pungent.Antibiotic use , digestive issues or rotovirus infection can often give foul smells.Kids with poor fat absorption like those with cystic fibrosis can clear a room with the smell. Check with your doc for specifics. ...Read more

Bowel Movement (Definition)

Expulsion of fecal material, food residue and bactrial residue, ...Read more


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3 months old baby with green pooping?

3 months old baby with green pooping?

Normal variation: The main agent adding color to the poo is the material made by the liver called bile. It starts out a dark green and goes thru the yellows to brown depending on the influences of various factors in the intestines. Rapid transit thru the system, as may occur with diarrhea or breast feeding may have a greenish yellow or yellow appearance. The slower, more likely browner. ...Read more

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3 week old green stool?

3 week old green stool?

Normal: The stool color is provided by the bile from the liver that is adds to fecal debris.It starts out a deep green & slowly changes thru greens to yellows to browns as the germs in the intestines metabolize the bile.Green generally means the stool in question moved through faster or was subject to less change by gut germs. ...Read more

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Can i still give my 3 month baby enfamil newborn formula til shes 1 year old?

Can i still give my 3 month baby enfamil newborn formula til shes 1 year old?

Yes: that's perfectly appropriate. But as she begins to take more and more calories from her solids, starting at 6 months, the amount of nutrition she will get from her enfamil formula will be relatively less. ...Read more

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My 3 month old baby having gum in stools ?

My 3 month old baby having gum in stools ?

Gum?: It's not uncommon for stools to undergo changes, from mustard, to "pudding" to thick peanut butter. I'm not sure what you mean by "gum", but stools can thicken up somewhat over this time. Sometimes there can be mucous and some temporary changes with viral illnesses or other factors. If the stools are truly irregular, bring one in to have it looked at. ...Read more

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3 day old newborn terrible gas, not pooping and inconsolable?

3 day old newborn terrible gas, not pooping and  inconsolable?

See your doctor: There are many causes of inconsolable crying in an infant. This include among many others: colic, constipation, gas. Colic it is very common. I would recommend that you first see your physician to make sure there are no other problems. ...Read more

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Why does my 3 week old son frequently vomits milk formula after feeding?

Why does my 3 week old son frequently vomits milk formula after feeding?

Spit up versus vomit: Quite normal for many babies to spit up small amounts of milk/formula after feeding. Should be white & not green which could be sign of intestinal obstruction. Helped by vigorous burping. Larger volumes can be associated with gastric reflux, helped by keeping baby tilted head up. Projectile vomiting is another matter & could indicate presence of pyloric stenosis. Can be diagnosed sonographically. ...Read more

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Why would my 3 week old breastfed baby be constipated?

Why would my 3 week old breastfed baby be constipated?

Depends: Straining or irregular stooling doen not mean constipation.The nb breast fed kid may go 7-10 days without a stool or poo a little at each meal.As long as it is soft, i don't consider that constipation. If the kid is putting out dry rabbit pellets or stool bigger than your finger you can sometimes tease a stool out using vasaline on a q-tip inserted to the length of the cotton & worked around. ...Read more

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3 day old new born constipated HELP?

3 day old new born constipated HELP?

Meconium passed?: Did your baby pass meconium after delivery? Are there some stools or none? Are you breastfeeding or bottle feeding? If your baby passed meconium after delivery, is breastfed, and is not uncomfortable then it may be ok. Breast fed babies can go days without stools. If, however, your baby is very uncomfortable and/or has not passed meconium you need to take the baby to a doctor right away. ...Read more

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Almost 3 mnth old formula fed daughter has poop in almost every diaper, extremely uncharacteristically fussy, inconsolable, spitting up frequently...?

Almost 3 mnth old formula fed daughter has poop in almost every diaper, extremely uncharacteristically fussy, inconsolable, spitting up frequently...?

Tough situation!: Oh you poor thing- you must be so worried! And tired! The part that strikes me as most concerning is that this is unlike her. We'd agree that it's normal for babies to cry, babies at this age can be very colicky. I'm not worried about the diapers, maybe she's coming down with a virus. Check her temperature and if > 100.3 rectally, if bloody or dark green vomit, take her to the ER please. ...Read more

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3 months old infant.. Recently changed formula from 'novalac' to 'NAN' pooping continuously after every fed. Is it normal?

3 months old infant.. Recently changed formula from 'novalac' to 'NAN' pooping continuously after every fed. Is it normal?

Common: In infants it is common for them to have a bowel movement after each feed. Most important is to see if the child is behaving and responding well. If baby is sucking well, feeding well, has no vomiting, smiles and is active, there is no cause for concern. But if you remain worried take the baby to a pediatrician to have the baby checked. ...Read more

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Should my 3 months old baby be feeding every 3 hours? She's excusively breast feed

Should my 3 months old baby be feeding every 3 hours? She's excusively breast feed

More or less: I push for 2.5-3 hours during the day and 4-5 hr at night. If you make a gradual change this can happen and you will both do well.After the kid reaches 10 lb, she may sleep 5-7 hrs.This is often aided if she is fed as she wakens rather than as she tires and is ready for sleep. Removing feeds from the sleep ritual alows them to learn to self settle. ...Read more

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My baby 3 week old baby has not pooped in 2 days, he is breastfed. ?

Breast feeding: Breast fed babies may have a stool with each feeding, hve one once a day or go a, s long as a week without having one. This is normal for breast fed babies. The stool may also be on the watery side. Again, all normal. Enjoy your baby. ...Read more

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I have a 3 weeks old baby every time she tries to poop she cries?

Reassure: She should be fine, they have to get used to pooping and the colic pain that comes with it, if it continues, or the stools are bloody or abnormal, if the belly is big bloated with vomiting and bile, see dr right away. ...Read more

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My 7 weeks old sons spits milk whenever he burps i'm breasfeeding?

My 7 weeks old sons spits milk whenever he burps i'm breasfeeding?

Pat his back : You must burp him after drinking milk as in pat his back until he burps, otherwise milk gets stuck and he spits up. Another reason for spit up is gastric reflux, with that you need to ask your doctor what medications he/she can prescribe to the baby. Thicker feeds can help, but you must discuss with your doctor how to do that while breastfeeding. ...Read more

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Baby 3 months old. Why has my bottle-fed baby started to refuse the bottle? Started since 2month old

Baby 3 months old. Why has my bottle-fed baby started to refuse the bottle? Started since 2month old

See your doctor: There can be many reasons why young infants develop feeding problems, varying from the mild to the very serious. Please see your baby's doctor as soon as possible. Good luck! ...Read more

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My almost 3 month old daughter constantly spits up after each feeding.. Bottle.. I swiched her formula 3 times already could she have acid reflux?

My almost 3 month old daughter constantly spits up after each feeding.. Bottle.. I swiched her formula 3 times already could she have acid reflux?

All babies reflux : As long as she is growing well, and does not experience pain or choking then the spitting up can be ignored, and she will outgrow it. If she does have associated pain or choking then you should discuss thia with your pediatrician, and her weight gain and growth chart should be established at her well baby checkups. ...Read more

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3 month old pooping once a day dark green being formula fed along with breastfeeding is this normal?

3 month old pooping once a day dark green being formula fed along with breastfeeding is this normal?

Stool: Dark green stools are normal. The colour reflects the time it takes to pass the stool. Only stools without colour and blood are concerning. If your baby is healthy and gaining weight all is well. All the best. ...Read more

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3 month old pooping once a day started teething has been constipated for 2 days now. I've tried stimulation with a qutip Karo syrup apple baby food. ?

3 month old pooping once a day started teething has been constipated for 2 days now. I've tried stimulation with a qutip Karo syrup apple baby food.  ?

Constipation: Best not to use Karo syrup in a 3 month old because the immune system isn't mature yet. No Qtip stimulation. Baby products prune juice is a good idea. Make sure the baby is taking in fluids well. 2 days is not worrisome unless the baby is uncomfortable or the stools are hard and painful to pass. May be time to visit your pediatrician. ...Read more

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How often should a three month old poop?

How often should a three month old poop?

Breast or formula ?: Breast fed infants can go a little every feed or overflow a diaper once a week. If it is soft when they go i don't worry about it. Formula fed babies usually have a more predictable pattern of daily stools. If stools are getting hard, i often try full strength prune juice, 1oz once or more/d.Takes about 3d to get things moving. ...Read more

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3 month olds poop has been green for a few weeks, what causes this?

3 month olds poop has been green for a few weeks, what causes this?

Green poop…: Is normal for a breast-fed infant. Formula-fed infants' stool will be tan and soft, about the consistency of peanut butter. Take a look at this site for more info: http://www.Justmommies.Com/articles/baby-poop.Shtml. ...Read more

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Why does my 3 month olds poop have mucus in it&she poops 4-5 times a day but only a little bit?" shes been pooping like this for a week

Why does my 3 month olds poop have mucus in it&she poops 4-5 times a day but only a little bit?" shes been pooping like this for a week

Typically : Typically mucous in a baby's stool is due to mucous that was swallowed by the baby. However if the problem persists, your baby should be evaluated by her pediatrician. There are certain disorders of malabsorption that can result in this. The fact that it's of new onset and has only been for a week likely indicates the former. If you are concerned, please visit the doctor. Take care. ...Read more

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My 3 month old only poops maybe once a day or day and a half.. Is that ok? She's not in pain or anything just checking..

My 3 month old only poops maybe once a day or day and a half.. Is that ok? She's not in pain or anything just checking..

Normal.: This is normal pattern of stooling. As babies get older, they do not poop as frequently. If you are breastfeeding exclusively, your baby may not poop as long as 8 days. This is still normal. ...Read more

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My 3 month old keeps pooping and won't eat. She doesn't show signs that her stomach is hurting. What could be wrong?

My 3 month old keeps pooping and won't eat. She doesn't show signs that her stomach is hurting. What could be wrong?

Hard to tell: Babies can have a soft or loose bowel movement every feeding, or a couple of times a day, and still be normal. If she's not eating, check with her doctor to find out if she is sick. What milk is she taking? Has there been any change? Any fever. Baby's don't always show obvious signs of illness, but a change in eating or sleeping should be checked out. ...Read more

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My 3 month old sons poop has turned dark brown with white chunks in it. He is formula fed enfamil with baby oatmeal in it. His stools have increased?

My 3 month old sons poop has turned dark brown with white chunks in it. He is formula fed enfamil with baby oatmeal in it. His stools have increased?

Brown is OK!: Baby poop is lots of different colors and can change from day to day for any baby. One day brown, one day yellow, one green. The worrisome colors are dark black after the first few days of life (cuz your first poop is blackish meconium), red poop or pure white poop. I suppose purple would be weird too! as his digestive tract matures, consistency will also vary. And yes, baby poop stinks! ...Read more

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My daughter is 3 months old she poops once a day sometimes every other day..is that normal or okay?

My daughter is 3 months old she poops once a day sometimes every other day..is that normal or okay?

Normal: It is normal for infants to stool daily or every other day at her age. Breast-fed infants will even go for 4-5 days sometimes. Don't worry about the frequency and how hard she seems to be working when she does go. What is important is the consistency of the stool. As long as it is soft and not painful to her, this is normal. If she has hard balls in her stool, that can be a sign of constipation. ...Read more

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My 3 month old daughter isnt pooping everyday like I think she should. When she was born she was going at least 3 times pooping. Should I be worried?

My 3 month old daughter isnt pooping everyday like I think she should. When she was born she was going at least 3 times pooping. Should I be worried?

Probably not: How often a baby poops changes in the first few months of life. At first they go frequently almost every time they eat and then it decreases to 1 to 4 times per day in the first year. If she is on formula or you have recently switched this may cause less pooping Look for signs that she is straining to go and also at her belly to see if it looks bloated. If she were to start vomiting see a doctor ...Read more

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My baby was 3 months old.He's not pooping for 5 days already.Is it normal?If not, what should I do?Should i go to hospital?

My baby was 3 months old.He's not pooping for 5 days already.Is it normal?If not, what should I do?Should i go to hospital?

Not normal: Call pediatrician for advice. Might start with glycerin suppository if baby otherwise healthy and still eating regularly. If no bm and vomiting also, needs to go to hospital for evaluation. ...Read more

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My baby ia 3 months old.He was pooping once in 5-6 days a week.He now poops more than once a day, is it normal?

My baby ia 3 months old.He was pooping once in 5-6 days a week.He now poops more than once a day, is it normal?

Yes: Yes.The digestive system can change.And particularly if his diet or yours if breastfeeding has changed. This is normal if the behavior of the baby has not changed. ...Read more

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My 3 month old son has mucusy poop and isn't gaining very much weight. What could it be?

My 3 month old son has mucusy poop and isn't gaining very much weight. What could it be?

Food intolerence: or infection have his stool tested for gramstain and culture the most important issue is formula.maybe he has milk formula intolerance and if you are breast feeding it could be intolerence to what you are eating it is important that baby be monitored closely by your physician because brain growth which is very active in the first year can get affected if baby,s growth is not taken care of ...Read more

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My Breast fed 3 month old has 2-5 poops a day is this normal? She also only gains 2 oz a week.. Could this be causing low weight gain

My Breast fed 3 month old has 2-5 poops a day is this normal? She also only gains 2 oz a week.. Could this be causing low weight gain

Breathing feeding : Having 2-5 stools per day for a breast fed infant is normal, a baby can have a bowel movement after each feeding. But gaining 2oz per wk is not enough, she should gain 1/2 to 1 oz per day. What was her birth weright & what is her weight now? What does her pediatrician say? If you don't have enough breast milk you can suppliment with formula to help her gain weight. Good luck & enjoy your baby. ...Read more

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3 months old baby with green pooping?

Normal variation: The main agent adding color to the poo is the material made by the liver called bile. It starts out a dark green and goes thru the yellows to brown depending on the influences of various factors in the intestines. Rapid transit thru the system, as may occur with diarrhea or breast feeding may have a greenish yellow or yellow appearance. The slower, more likely browner. ...Read more

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My 3 months old baby doesn't poop sometimes 24 hours or more and he has belly botton hernia, should I be concerned?

No worry....: Constipation in babies is not how often you poop, but consistency of poop. If stools are soft/mushy when they are passed, nothing to worry about. Only need to be concerned if stools are hard and formed. Belly button hernias are quite common - if you think about, everyone is born with one so the cord can protrude through the gap in the muscles. Very few to on to need any surgical intervention. ...Read more

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My baby is three months old and she poops green. Sometimes it gets worse than others what could it be?

My baby is three months old and she poops green. Sometimes it gets worse than others what could it be?

Food : The food your baby eats dictates the color of the bm. Formula fed babies have green poops from supplemental iron. Breast fed babies can have green poops from cracked nipples. If you're fine, and the baby is fine, don't worry. ...Read more

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My formula fed 3 month old hasn't pooped in 2 days. She normally poops at least two times a day, and her stools are soft but thick.

My formula fed 3 month old hasn't pooped in 2 days.  She normally poops at least two times a day, and her stools are soft but thick.

Can be normal: As babies age their stool patterns can change and become less frequent. Going a few days without a stool is very common. If she is eating and acting normally, there is nothing to do (but wait for the blowout diaper when she does go ;) ) ...Read more

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My 3 month old who is breastfed only poops once every 5 days and by the last couple days she is so uncomfortable, what can I do to fix it or help her?

My 3 month old who is breastfed only poops once every 5 days and by the last couple days she is so uncomfortable, what can I do to fix it or help her?

Breast feeds: Breast fed infants can go a little every feed or overflow a diaper once a week. If it is soft when they go i don't worry about it. Babies fuss for a lot of reasons including gas, so irregularity is not always the cause. If stools are getting hard, i often try full strength prune juice, 1oz once or more/d.Takes about 3d to get things moving. ...Read more

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Feces (Definition)

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