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4 Month Old Watery Poop
Change the milk: If your newborn is drinking a cow milk formula, then the milk may be the culprit. If this is a chronic problem review the symptoms with your doctor as well as the infant's weight. Another possibility is a virus which will resolve but keep your infant hydrated and review the symptoms with your doctor. ...Read more
Nasal wash: At 4 weeks the primary cause of nasal color is the environment. House dust, fragrance, perfumes, detergent or cleaning products all leave scents that may not bother you but irritate a babies nose. A good nasal clean out with saline can remove much of this irritant load, but removing the offending irritants from babies life helps more in the long run. ...Read more
Other causes: A four month old does not have bowel control where he is afraid to poop. You dont mention it, but if you are breast feeding an infant can go as long as a week without pooping and is within the realm of normality. If he is on f ormula he maybe constipated by too much formula. ...Read more
Poop is fine/?vomit: Yellow seedy poop would be declared "normal" baby poop/stool. No need to fret. Vomiting can still be a normal infant phenomena due to mild reflux. Check with your doctor to ensure the weight/growth is progressing in a normal fashion. Overfeeding with too large of a volume at one time may be the issue. Smaller amounts over a shorter period of time may help. Upright positioning after meals. ...Read more
Nothing special: 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 or mucousy consistency. The germs in the gut will also impact the final product. I'd just monitor the issue and discuss your concerns with the doc at the next regular visit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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.Loose means less water extracd. ...Read more
Normal variation: The color of poo is derived from the waste pigment that end up in the bile, which is added to the intestines from the liver. It starts out an intense green & over time may change thru yellow to brown. The germs of the intestine convert the pigment as it transits the digestive tract. The less germ action the less color change.Loose stools are often a greenish color for this reason. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Baby poop: can be many different colors naturally and this is not usually a sign of any problem. In breastfed babies anything that the mother consumes can affect the baby's poop. As long as your baby otherwise appears well, and is well hydrated, this is not usually a reason for concern. Signs of dehydration in a baby as illustrated, are reason for medical attention. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Eight month old. Constipation, fussy, little bit of yellow in eyes and now yellow seedy runny stool?
More info: Seedy stools are typical of breast fed babies. Are you breastfeeding? Yellow in the eyes is also known as jaundice and can occur in breast fed babies, but is not typical for this age. Fussiness and constipation are not unusual either. Recommend you have your baby evaluated by his/her pediatrician, especially since you are noticing a yellow color to the eyes. ...Read more
30 yr male.Foul smelling gas everyday 4 past 2-3 mos. Bloated after lunch &dinner. Yellow, loose stool 3+/day?
Loose stool: A chronically loose stool needs to be worked, up. You need stool studies and you may need to see a gastroeneterologist to help with diagnosis. It may all be due to diet, but still you need advise, it could also be due to infection or the GI tract itself. Please talk to your doctor for proper work up and treatment, good luck. Also consider the other GI problems as in gallbladder, pancreas. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
4 year usIng mIrlax sInce, born 4 chronic constipation. Now she cries before every bm from severe cramping for past 2 months. Poops every other day. Whats wrong?
Not normal: A one year old on a normal diet should not need daily laxatives or cry with bowel movements. Did your child pass meconium spontaneously in the first day or two of life? If not then he/she should see a specialist and get a barium enema and may require a rectal biopsy to rule out hirschsprungs disease. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Recently started supplementing formula for a breastfed 13 week old. Dark green specks in normal yellow bf poo now. Poop seems more mucousy too.Normal?
Breast or bottle: Breast fed kids can make a little poo smear every feeding or go 7-10 days between stools. Bottle fed kids usually get into a routine with a stool or more daily. Discuss your situation with the nurse at your drs office & decide what fits with your situation & when a visit might be proper. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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