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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
Perhaps...: Enemas are almost never used in my pediatric practice, so the 1st concern is what triggered the need for an enema? I would never recommend an enema for your child unless specifically ordered by your pediatrician. The type of enema used may have caused the mucous--or perhaps this mucous was due to the irritant effect of whatever made the use of an enema necessary. If bloody, call your doctor now. ...Read more
Hi, My baby is 3 years and 7 months old. I got her stool exam result. It shows mucus present and Pus cells 5-7 HPF. Please let know what does thes...
Mucus and pus: Mucus and pus in the stool is non specific. Did the doctor also order stool culture and stool for ova and parasites? Is your child having diarrhea and/or abdominal pain? Is the doctor concerned about malabsorption, such as lactose intolerance or celiac disease. Does your child have anal fissures? If there are other tests please resubmit question. ...Read more
Stool changes: Change in the color, consistency or frequency of stools in a child is cause for concern. The most common causes of diarrhea are viral infections, but bacterial & parasitic infections should also be considered. Occassionally, food intolerance will produce abnormal stools. Maintaining hydration, avoiding juices, and using BRAT diet should help. See you doctor for prolonged symptoms or if bloody ...Read more
My baby recently started ranitidine for reflux. The medicine is helping him, but I noticed that he has mucus in his stool. Is this side effect of med?
My baby girl is 2 weeks old and seems to strain when passing a stool, there is also slight pinkish mucus too. What could this be?
My baby is 4 months 3weeks old. Last day I gave her about 3spoon of lentils soup and she is 95% breastfeeding n rearly bottle feeding. Today she did dark green stool and seems like mucus in it n runny also? Isherwood did 2 times iinbetween 5 hours. Is I
Lentil is an excellent source of fiber and nutritious as well. It is harder to digest especially by a 4 mo. Current thinking is to start solid foods that are nutritious and easy to digest. Cereal is not necessarily the first food to give now. It has been found that meat
and /or vegetables are good to start with especially when baby is breastfed. The lentil caused the way her stools came out. ...Read more
Unlikely: There is no correlation between the injection of the flu vaccine and the content of the stool. ...Read more
3mos baby often straining, and just now passing greenish liquid stool with mucus and foamy. Only drink breast milk. Should I concern?
Not particularly: What you consider straining may just be baby dealing with the issue at hand. Weak belly muscles, needing to poop without sitting upright where gravity helps, and making any sound they want because they don't care what they sound like. Sounds pretty normal. ...Read more
My 9 month old baby started spitting up mucus 3 days ago and has yellow loose stool. He hasn't ran a fever yet, should I be worried?
Mucus: Your child has symptoms of a viral illness. Use saline nose drops for the mucus coming from the nose. For the loose stools stay on a bland diet consisting of rice, bananas, jello, apple sauce, clear soup, dry toast reduce milk and milk products. Us electrolyte replacement fluids to prevent dehydration. ...Read more
My baby is spitting up yellowed mucus, has seedy yellow loose stools, sounds congested, and is crying a lot. What's wrong with her? No fever.
Need more info: Do not know the age of the baby, what other symptoms may be present, whether she is feeding appropriately, sleeping too much, irritable, or other vital info. Strongly suggest that you take her asap and be seen by a doctor to make certain nothing serious is going on, or at least call and speak with a pediatrician. ...Read more
My 11months baby has mucous in his stool is it normal. He is on teething too and he is multivitamins with adandctoo.
My 6 months old girl baby having semisolid mucous filled greeny stool...nearly 7 to 8 times a day. She is on home made food. She having cold also?
Mucous in stool: Not sure how long this is going on but mucous may indicate something going on and you should get baby checked for this ...Read more
My baby is 2 months old. For the last 2days she has had mucous in her stool. No fever or any other symptoms of illness. Happy baby! What could it be?
May be normal: At that age, infants are still developing proper bowel function and some bm's may look like there is mucous in them. Most commonly, they may look like mustardy, etc. As long as the baby is happy, playful, growing and you keep your appointments with your doctor, all should be well. If really concerned, bring you baby in for an appointment with his/her doctor. Best wishes. ...Read more
Hard to tell: It would be unwise to interpret your baby's mucus solely without looking at the entire picture. You may need to provide more detail as to how else your baby is doing - fever, feeding routine, blood present in stool, presence of pain, change in urination etc.? Brown mucus w/out other symptoms, otherwise, may not be something to worry. ...Read more
No: It is not normal for a 2 month-old baby to have firm, constipating stool before, during, or after a vaccination (the vaccination doesn't have anything to do with it). Constipation happens in babies sometimes, more often in formula-fed babies than in breast-fed ones. Because 0-3 months is very young, the doctor can check to be sure the baby is ok. Occasional glycerin suppository use can help. ...Read more
8.5w post c-section, still waiting for period & just lost what looked exactly like my mucus plug. Formula feeding since bub was 4w. What's going on?
Call your OB MD: It is impossible for any MD to speculate as to what the problem is without your detailed history and an examination. Give your OB MD a call and go see him/her. ...Read more
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