Foul smelling poo from bf 4mo(17 Posts)
DD is EBF and in the last few days her poo has changed colour and consistency to light yellow and peanut buttery. It also smells worse. I thought this was down to the fact she's started to poo a bit less often - from 4-5 per day down to 2 - but then this morning she did the most horrifically smelly poo ever so I'm concerned something may not be right. It started with foul smelling wind and the poo itself smelt strongly of eggs/sulphur.
Is this normal? DD has reflux so I've cut right back on dairy and am having soya milk instead so I don't know if it's down to that or something else I've eaten and she's reacted to. Any advice appreciated!
That sounds unusual - probably worth a visit to the GP especially if there are any other symptoms (fever? pain?)
Unless she's on any medication that could cause this? Or was she given formula at any point, which might have affected her gut flora? EBF generally results in poo that smells like yoghurt so this does seem odd.
No fever or obvious pain although she did have a scream before pooing! No medication and she's never had formula . Will see how she goes this weekend perhaps and see GP if the foulness continues.
I noticed that when DS was very small his would be like this when he was ill with a cold or virus (or the one time I had a Mc Donalds!)
How weird, my ds has just been like this is the last week. He used to poo with every feed, mustardy seedy and runny. Then he dropped to 2-3 poos per day about a fortnight ago. Then Monday he didn't do any poos and had a big one on Tuesday morning which was yellow but very, very thick (and stunk!). Back to the new normal of 2-3 until yesterday when no poos again and today lots of sulphuric farts and 2 medium size poos. It's like his stomach is off or something. Never had formula but also has reflux. Was considering omitting dairy from my diet to see if it made a difference but the only symptoms of CMPI he has are reflux symptoms. No skin complaints or diahhorea.
I might be wrong but that sounds to me like a tummy bug/diarrhoea for your LO.
I asked my HV (who is very good) what the symptoms of diarrhoea were in an EBF baby because I had diarrhoea myself for over a week and wanted to know if I'd transmitted it to DD, and she told me to look out for stinky poos, like sulphur.
I suggest visiting your gp, taking a dirty nappy if you can. Good luck, hope your DD is better soon. I'm sure as she's EBF your body is busy identifying the virus and making antibodies as we speak!
DS would do awful nappies that stank like the bottom of an old pond if he had a cold or was teething. It's definitely something to do with ingesting too much snot or saliva.
My 5mo has been like that at times - the longer she goes between poos the worse it smells + she gets more windy and smelly with that too! I don't think there's a problem, just her little body trying to digest!
Well my ds has had a cold so could be that. My sil thinks I should cut out dairy to check for CMPI but quite honestly I am not convinced. The fact he's had a cold and also keeps getting 1 red cheek sometimes makes me think a cold and teething could be responsible
Oh and just after I did my first post, he had a massive screaming session followed by a thick, smelly, bubbly sulphuric poo! He is much happier now
Thanks for all the further responses. Hmmm she definitely doesn't have a cold and it doesn't seem like a bug - she's been her usual happy self today thankfully. When DC1 had a tummy bug as a baby I remember it being very obvious - his poos did have a distinctive smell but not like this and they were much runnier (sorry this is all a bit gross!). DD did do a more normal poo this afternoon which makes me think maybe it was something I ate but I'll definitely keep monitoring her.
fhd I've found that DD is a bit less sick since I've restricted my dairy intake. My DS was a major reflux vomiter so when I realised DD was heading the same way I decided to give this a try and it seems to have helped. She's still a puker but there's certainly less acid so we're managing without medication.
Could possibly be the soya. Often dairy allergy babies react to soya too. When I was bf my CMPA DD I stopped soya and dairy and use oat milk or almond milk. No cheese substitutes though. Lost loads of weight though <silver lining>
One very thick but not sulphuric poo today so hopefully all is returning to normal - I'm definitely going to try almond milk instead of soya next to see if that helps too.
I went to see doctor today with ds as he hadn't pooed since the large thick sulphuric poo of Saturday night. She's asked me to cut out dairy as she thinks it may be a CMPI she told me to cut it out for a fortnight but I think I'll do it for a month as kellymom says it can take 2 weeks to leave your system and then another 2 weeks after that to leave baby's. I am feeling really gutted about it, I love chocolate and ice cream. I'll do it but I am not happy about it
Think of the positives fhd, cutting out dairy is great if you have any baby weight still to shift .
DD's been pooing a bit more normally since I've stopped having soya (well, one thick one and one more normal runny mustardy one, neither smelling too offensive) - project almond milk starts tomorrow as I hate not being able to have cereal for breakfast! I'm thinking of taking DD to be allergy tested privately though to get some firm answers as this is all so experimental.
Well first proper day of soya and dairy free was ok, went to my bf group this morning and had a little whinge there. DS finally pooed this evening but it was like a normal poo, normal consistency, smell and size. Not sure where the rest is. I've had food intolerance testing myself at a health spa but it was a bit wishy washy as she said it could give inaccurate results.
Glad all going ok fhd. DD's poo is back to normal so I think it must be the soya which affected her - although I've been having it for a couple of weeks I'd had a lot more in the run up to the horrific poo as I'd had cereal every day and soya latte/cappuccinos a few times. Even with dairy we'd never had that, just vomiting so it's funny how different things can have such an effect.
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