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My 14 month old has never had a fully formed poo

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keely79 Wed 16-Jan-13 14:30:52

My son was like this (he's 1) - numerous mushy poos per day. He was drinking Hipps Organic growing up milk. Otherwise he was a completely happy, bouncy child with a good appetite. We took him to the doctor earlier this week, as he had developed severe nappy rash and mentioned the poo issue. Doctor suggested it could be a cow's milk intolerance (as formula milk is derived from cows milk). We put him on to soya milk and there has been an almost instataneous change - poos have become more solid and (hurrah) he has started to sleep through the night (literally the day that we changed over).

JellyMould Sun 13-Jan-13 21:41:40

DS still has loose poos now at 3.5. Never realised how loose until I had another baby (dd is 5 months, eats only fruit and veg purées and milk and has more solid pops than him). No other symptoms though and dr not concerned.

AnaisB Sun 13-Jan-13 21:36:02

DD had this - perfectly healthy otherwise so I thought it was normal. Nursery manager suggested it could be toddler diarrhea so we altered her diet and it's much improved.

Shattereddreams Sun 13-Jan-13 21:27:38

My. Dd never formed a solid poo.
She had reflux as a a baby which stopped about 14 months when she was fully upright.
She potty trained no problem at 2.

At 3 I thought poo still wasn't normal.

It took until 5 to get her through docs properly and diagnosed as cows milk protein intolerant. It's an exclusions diet, blood tests and a lactose test.

Think about removing milk completely from diet and once potty trained its easy to look at poo. If you do this, at her age now, you will need a dietician advice.

Someone asked me recently if I thought my son was also CMPI and I said no. He strains to poo, not massively, but he has a 'poo face'. My dd has never strained in her life.

With no milk (AND SOYA) in her diet, her poo is much more normal to me.

GoldenGreen Sun 13-Jan-13 21:15:06

My friend's dd had this - my friend said GP/HV etc all said it was normal - however it turned out the little girl has coeliac disease (as do others in her family). I think it might be worth asking your GP about this.

RikersBeard Sun 13-Jan-13 21:10:13

Is formula not cows milk?

My DS1 always has v soft poo. Like pâté. As above they did come out as sausages once he was doing them on toilet.
I always put it down to him being a fruit monster.

MistyB Sun 13-Jan-13 21:05:15

Does she have any underlying health issues, recurring infections, sleep disturbances, skin / respiratory issues? Is she average sized? What are her energy levels like? Is she generally a happy baby or is she unsettled?

(My DS had very loose bowels but he also had other things going on which lead me to push for answers.)

bonzo77 Thu 10-Jan-13 21:08:21

I think they often look squashier than they really are when smeared inside a nappy. DS always had smeary soft poo. Once toilet trained they have always been fully formed turds, except when he's had diarrhoea of course.

Twinski Thu 10-Jan-13 21:07:39

Formula aptamil 1+

Twinski Thu 10-Jan-13 21:06:28

I spoke to the HV who just said it will sort itself out in its own time if it was an allergy I would have known by now it's just concerning when other children her age are having solid poos it makes you wonder there must be something going on

InNeedOfBrandy Thu 10-Jan-13 20:25:56

Is she BF or FF then if she doesn't have cows milk?

NewYearNewNagoo Thu 10-Jan-13 20:24:23

Mine is 26 months and still doesn't do solid poo.

Doctor says she just has soft poo but is normal. There's no infection or anything.

Have you spoken to a HV or doctor about it?

Twinski Thu 10-Jan-13 20:22:38

My daughter is 14 months now and has never had a normal poo they have always been extremely watery or mushy even though she is fully weaned I'm reluctant to put her on cows milk until I no what the problem is as I don't want to be introducing anything else that maybe causing problems can anyone offer any advice please

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