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What are the stool's characteristics of a 3month old infant who is on a 100% milk formula feeding?

What are the stool's characteristics of a 3month old infant who is on a 100% milk formula feeding?

Varies some: Most develop regular stooling at a frequency of 1 or more daily. Color varies through shades of green to yellow to brown.

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3week baby poop yelow seedy mucusy after every feed, breastfeeding her 1st n then formula feeding her post it as breastmilk not sufficient, sugest if ok?

3week baby poop yelow seedy mucusy after every feed, breastfeeding her 1st n then formula feeding her post it as breastmilk not sufficient, sugest if ok?

Infant stools: Yellow, seedy, nonbloody stools are normal in a formula fed infant. Changing from breast to formula, or changing from one formula to another can cause changes in stool frequency and appearance. Sudden changes in stools, if associated with irritability, bloody stools, vomiting, lethargy or any other symptom of illness should be evaluated prompty.

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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.

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My baby is 2 months old. Her poop been watery since newborn I am breast & formula feeding. Lately I've been eating dairy & chocolates could that be caus?

My baby is 2 months old. Her poop been watery since newborn I am breast & formula feeding. Lately I've been eating dairy & chocolates could that be caus?

Newborn poop: A 2 month old will have loose stools depending on whether they are breast or bottle fed. Normally yellow loose (looks like mustard or posse cottage cheese) can be normal. Some babies are sensitive to what the mother eats if she is breastfeeding and you can try eliminating dairy etc but I would sto[ formula feeds and try exclusively breast feeding to see if it improves.

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My 12 week old formula fed infant appears to be constipated. Is there anything I can do to help him have a bowel movement?

My 12 week old formula fed infant appears to be constipated. Is there anything I can do to help him have a bowel movement?

Yes, but...: Keep in mind the symptoms of constipation are by definition hard and painful to pass stools. Remember a little pushing and uncomfortableness is ok as long as the stools are soft. Also an every other day stool for some bottle fed babies is fine. Keep in mind the position babies are in as they stool, FLAT ON THEIR BACK. Can you imagine? One oz water and one oz apple juice once will help.

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6 mos old bby. 3x watery stool today. Yesterday no stool. Only milk formula feeding. Is it nrmal?

6 mos old bby. 3x watery stool today. Yesterday no stool. Only milk formula feeding. Is it nrmal?

No: Is he is eating normally? No vomiting? Bring your baby to a pediatrician for eval. He is might developing stomach virus and need a close follow up.

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1 month old, formula feed infant has dark green poop that smells like skunk (sometimes stringy looking)...baby is gassy as well. Is this normal?

1 month old, formula feed infant has dark green poop that smells like skunk (sometimes stringy looking)...baby is gassy as well. Is this normal?

Could be: The first thing I would want to make sure is that your child is gaining weight appropriately and thriving. If that is the case, there are numerous things that could be of help, such as different formulas. That decision can be best made with your child's doctor who will know what formula your child is and/or has been on. Good luck.

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Why did my 3 1/2 mo old breast fed babies poop smell different (almost a medicinal smell!) when on erythromycin eye ointment for eye infection?

Why did my 3 1/2 mo old breast fed babies poop smell different (almost a medicinal smell!) when on erythromycin eye ointment for eye infection?

Hard to say: This could be a situation where antibiotic somehow got on the baby's hand and made its way into the GI tract, OR, possibly something you are eating in your diet could be affecting the poop. The only thing that will prove what caused this is whether the funny poop smell is gone after the eye treatment is stopped for a week or so...

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Am weaning my 6 week old infant onto formula and he is struggling to poo. Is he constipated?

Am weaning my 6 week old infant onto formula and he is struggling to poo. Is he constipated?

Change pattern: Weaning from breast milk to formula can result in a change in consistency of the stool. If your baby has not had a bowel movement in a few days, I would advise a visit with your pediatrician. The baby's mouth and eyes should be moist.

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Is it safe to give lactose free formula milk for babies. My baby is 6 month old now. He is on lf milk from 3 month....Is it safe...He develops loose poo?

Is it safe to give lactose free formula milk for babies. My baby is 6 month old now. He is on lf milk from 3 month....Is it safe...He develops loose poo?

Several types: Most of the major formula makers offer a lactose free cow milk product, and the soy milk formulas are naturally lactose free. Just look at the labels, their marking is quite specific.

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Mucus in infant stool.....what can cause it besides allergy? Baby is on amino acid formula

Mucus in infant stool.....what can cause it besides allergy? Baby is on amino acid formula

Poor Digestion: For infants mucus in the stool suggest poor digestion. Depending on when you changed the formula the mucus in the still may still be there. Mucus without blood may not be a problem. Discuss this with your doctor if it persist.

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My 5 month old has had like 10 bowel moments a day for 2 weeks. Formula Feeding well and acting normal. Stool is semi formed but mucous. What should I?

My 5 month old has had like 10 bowel moments a day for 2 weeks. Formula Feeding well and acting normal. Stool is semi formed but mucous. What should I?

GI PROBLEM: I think that after two weeks of consistently unusual bowel movements, you should make an appointment to see your child's doctor. They may not have any specific recommendations or order any specific tests, but two weeks worth of symptoms would certainly justify a face to face examination.

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When breast fed babies skip days without having a bowel movement does it cause tummy aches?

When breast fed babies skip days without having a bowel movement does it cause tummy aches?

Bowel movements: Breast fed babies can skip up to seven days and more. This does not cause pain although when they do have a movement they may grunt and make faces, but this is normal. The most important thing is a normal soft to watery consistency.

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What to do for infant 5 weeks who is constipated. Breast fed with rice cereal in pumped milk for reflux, also on Zantac (ranitidine) two times daily. Has not had bowel movement in two days and is very fussy

What to do for infant 5 weeks who is constipated. Breast fed with rice cereal in pumped milk for reflux, also on Zantac (ranitidine) two times daily. Has not had bowel movement in two days and is very fussy

Stop the rice: Stop adding rice cereal to the pumped milk (good job on breast feeding, by the way!). Keep breast feeding and keep the zantac (ranitidine). Rice cereal is very constipating! For reflux elevate the head of the crib. In addition to constipation, rice cereal before age 6 months is related to obesity in later life. You may also try a glycerine suppository (found in the baby section). After 7 days call md.

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Should I be worried about a green and seedy mucous stool in an infant?

Should I be worried about a green and seedy mucous stool in an infant?

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.

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Is infant teething accompanied with seedy stool and rash?

Is infant teething accompanied with seedy stool and rash?

No: Teething may accompany a rash and/or stool irregularity, but teething doesn't cause these problems.

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My babies fat globules in her poop what is the cause?

Something in pooh: If the baby is growing and thriving there is nothing to worry about. If not these could represent poor absorption of fat and require a visit to your pediatrician. Baby's pooh can look strange and depends on diet. Changes in the look of the pooh is to be expected with introduction to various solid foods around six months.

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