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What does it mean if my baby's poop has mucous in it?

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Dr. Bert Mandelbaum
Pediatrics
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In brief: Possibly an allergy

Stools can be many different colors (yellow, brown and green) and can also be different consistencies.
Occasionally, infant stools can also contain mucous. If your baby is happy, gaining weight and the stool does not have blood in it, it is probably normal. If not, it might mean that your baby has an allergy to something he/she is eating (usually cow's milk or soy protein).

In brief: Possibly an allergy

Stools can be many different colors (yellow, brown and green) and can also be different consistencies.
Occasionally, infant stools can also contain mucous. If your baby is happy, gaining weight and the stool does not have blood in it, it is probably normal. If not, it might mean that your baby has an allergy to something he/she is eating (usually cow's milk or soy protein).
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Dr. Jeffrey Min
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Call your doctor

Mucousy poop may not mean anything at all, but the one thing that mucousy poop can indicate that can be concerning is a cow's milk protein allergy (either from mom ingesting it or cow's milk based formula).
There is also the possibility of a stool infection but that's more rare.

In brief: Call your doctor

Mucousy poop may not mean anything at all, but the one thing that mucousy poop can indicate that can be concerning is a cow's milk protein allergy (either from mom ingesting it or cow's milk based formula).
There is also the possibility of a stool infection but that's more rare.
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