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Mucus In Baby Stool Formula Fed
Like material that functions to moisten and protect inner body surfaces. The viscous slippery substance that consists chiefly of mucin, water, cells, and inorganic salts and that is secreted as a protective lubricant coating by the cells and glands of the mucous membranes. The free slime of the mucous membranes, composed of secretion of the glands, various salts, ...Read more
I changed the formula on my 3month old from enfamil infant to enfamil a.R he passes stools 5 times a day now: yellow thicker w/ mucus is that normal?
Yes: The difference between the two formulas is that the ar contains a rice starch to "thicken" the formula a bit so that the baby doesn't spit up as much. This can increase fiber content in the stool, making the stools a bit thicker. 5 poops a day for a 3 month old is totally normal. Babies poop a lot! ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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
Blood in stool:
If your baby has not been checked by your pediatrician, please do so asap. If formula-fed, the most common cause is cow's milk allergy (regular formulas are cow-milk-based).
Another cause could be bacterial infection. Some constipated babies can develop anal fissures. ...Read more
Why mucous in infant stools sometimes accompanied by tiny blood strains. My baby is almost 5 months old. We have switched to goat milk one month ago.
My newborn is 3 weeks old today and formula fed. He has lots of mucus in his stool. Should this be a concern?
Mgt: I think it would be helpful to have an inbox consultation. Based on your description, if the baby is otherwise well, it is unlikely to be a problem. If there are symptoms, a milk intolerance or allergy should be ruled out. ...Read more
Baby has mucus in stool. Taking ranitidine and only drinks breast milk. No solids or formula. Could this be from ranitidine? Should he see a doctor?
Hi my baby had some mucous in her stool an some appeared to be a little bit red should I worry about this? I'm combining formula and Brest feeding
Most times harmless:
Mucus and blood in the stool of a baby is harmless most of the time and if does not persist, requires no trearment.
Blood in stools can be from anal tear. Food allergies or an intestinal infection in a breast fed baby. Or can be from the from cracked nipple of the mother and blood has passed through the babys intestines.
If it persists the baby needs to be examined to rule out an anal tear/infection ...Read more
My 10 day old baby has mucous like stools. Some with blood in it. It was suggested to remove dairy from my diet and supplement with formula for a day or two. When do I see improvement in stools?
Blood in Stool: Breast fed babies can have mucosy, seedy stools; it is normal. Blood in the stool needs confirmation. Swallowed blood from breast can cause darker bloody stools. Baby's stool needs to be tested- hemoccult test to see whether it is blood. Female child can have vaginal bleeding (withdrawl bleeding like menses, which is normal), can be confused as blood in stool. You should see improvement in 3-5 d. ...Read more
10 week old exclusively breast-fed baby, started having frequent green stools with mucous, immediately after his 2 months vaccinations. Normal?
Color changes in: Infants' stools as the intestine becomes colonized with new bacteriae, until they become "adult" brown. See pediatrician for green liquid stools, especially with fever, mucus can be benign, from swallowed saliva or mucus if he has a cold. If he is fretful, not feeding or gaining weight well, check for malabsorption or food allergy. It's very unlikely that immunizations are related in any way. ...Read more
My (formula-fed) 1 year old baby loves plain white yoghourt. She has very hard stools. Does yoghourt soften or harden the stools in babies?
Yogurt: Yogurt is constipating and is often prescribed in cases of diarrhea. ...Read more
6 mos old bby. 3x watery stool today. Yesterday no stool. Only milk formula feeding. Is it nrmal?
My 2 month old has diaheria everytime he eats I switched formulas but even a week he still does it &now it looks like there is mucus in his stools?
Formula: I would recommend not switching formulas unless your child's doctor is aware as it may not help and it can be upsetting to an infants GI tract. If you child has had diarrhea and now mucous it could be is milk protein allergy or even an infectious process. I would suggest you sit down with your infant's doctor and discuss. ...Read more
Think 2 yo is lactose intolerant. We used lactose free formula &pediasure. He gets mucus in stool now which may be re: milk. What should we try? Soy?
Lactose or no?: Pediasure is not lactose free, so if he was drinking that and tolerating it, I doubt he is completely lactose intolerant. Lactose intolerance usually makes you gassy and crampy, not so much mucous in stool. This usually due to a protein intolerance if it is dietary in origin at all. If it is a protein sensitivity, then soy, almond or goats milk may be helpful. A peds GI doc may be really helpful! ...Read more
Can be normal: Mucus in the stool can be a normal variant of healthy stool. Many infections can cause mucus as well but this is usually accompanied by diarrhea. If you notice that the mucus is continuous or it is associated with blood then take your baby to their primary care provider for evaluation. ...Read more
Not normal: Black stools are not normal. While rarely a dietary cause may be found, most often black stools signify blood in the stools, blood that is coming from a little bit higher up in the GI tract. I would see your doctor soon to first check out if it is blood, and if so, find out why the child has this. ...Read more
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