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Does Whole Milk Make Your Bowl Movements Yellow
Color change: The stool can go through color changes on a daily basis, mainly dependent on the foods that you eat. If the stool color is consistently an abnormal color, independent of your diet, then follow with a doctor for further evaluation. It's possible even tequila can make someone's stool green, just depends from person to person. ...Read more
Both: When choosing carbohydrates like bread, rice, rolls, and even cookies, choosing whole grains (including whole wheat) will help improve your health and reduce the development if a big belly. The less processed a food is generally the healthier. So a baked potato is healthier than mashed or fries. Brown rice is healthier than white. Whole grain bread is better than white. ...Read more
Probably not: You do not mention the age of the infant, but no infant under the age of 4 months needs cereal, and water only serves to dilute the calories they are taking in. The only reason to feed the infant water is if they are vomiting, and you cannot get them to drink formula, pedialyte, or gatorade, in that order. ...Read more
Whole milk is: Higher in fat ; calories then skim milk, 1% or non-fat. If you take in more calories than you burn then you will gain weight. However the weight will be distributed throughout your body - not just on the buttocks. ...Read more
I eat beans, fruits and vegetables. What else can I eat for smooth bowel movement. And what cream i can use after bowel movement hurt from pushing?
Drink lots of water : Mixed with prune juice, try taking otc stool softeners - colace, (docusate sodium) senna, senokot ; laxatives- milk if magnesia, magnesium citrate. These should make u poop. If not, consider seeing a GI dr for colonoscopy to check for polyps. U can use otc preparation h for irritation of your anus. ...Read more
When i drink a protein shake my stomach gets upset with gas and stuff. Does that mean i'm not digesting or able to use the protein?
Perhaps: Certain veggies, like beets could make your stool dark. ...Read more
Is thriving in growth charts, but refuses regular food. Relys on milk. When he does eat his bowel movements are runny have chunks of whole food in it.
Diet & Milk : Hello. This age can have picky eating habits. Milk despite many calories is iron deficient and can cause anemia in kids relying on milk. Is best to limit milk to 16oz or less per day. Less milk can boost appetite. If juice intake is high, runny stools can result. Lactose may be cause also. Recommend stool tests if long term issue. For consults, my link is healthtap.com/vanessanealmd PNYTKV. ...Read more
That is a theory: That many weary parents during growth spurts wish could be helpful to get them to sleep longer. The risk you run, is developing a food allergy. Many people try to offer thickened formula or breast milk a little too soon than what is generally recommended. Ask your pediatrician what their experience has been with that. If definitely depends on the age of the baby. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How many frootloops?: The color of stool varies with foods, speed of emptying of the GI tract, medications & supplements ingested, gut flora (unique for each individual), additives (like blood), subtractions (like absent bile), infection/exposures, inflammation, & other factors. Since your bowel pattern has changed & ?Persists, testing is in order. Please see your doctor to facilitate exam and treatment. ...Read more
My 1 month old,formula fed baby is having formed, solid stools. What do I do to make his stools softer;change formula to a lower iron,give him water?
Formula change: Constipation can be a common occurrence with formulas, especially soy. You may want to discuss alternatives with the pediatrician, but in the meantime infant glycerin suppositories may help. Low iron formulas are never recommended for infants other than those on iron supplementation. ...Read more
Grapes: Wine is made from grapes, and when dark red grapes are used to make wine and the skins are left in the wine a very long time, this can cause a darkening of stool. But this could be sign of internal GI bleeding so it is best to get this check out especially if the stool is sticky, tarry or smelly. ...Read more
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