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question about exclusively bf baby poo

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ItIsSmallerOnTheOutside Tue 09-Dec-14 19:00:39

Hi, my baby is nearly 5 months and exclusively breastfed. She's not started solids yet so only has breast milk.

The last few days her poo has changed. She only goes one to two times a day which is normal for her but the consistency seems to be a bit thicker and there's a lot more to the point it's filling an entire nappy and coming out the sides, the colour is a different yellow and it has an unpleasant odour.

I think the colour would still pass as ok, it's the smell that worries me. It's a bit like soury.. I don't know exactly how to describe it but it's not a nice smell. I thought it might be a reaction to her last lot of immunisations but as they were a week ago now I'm wondering if it's more likely to be an allergy from something I'm eating.

Any ideas or has anyone experienced anything similar?

evertonmint Tue 09-Dec-14 19:03:20

I would say if you have no other concerns about her then it's entirely normal ��

I'm currently feeding my 3rd (also 5m) and still the changeable nature of breastfed poo never ceases to amaze me!

ItIsSmallerOnTheOutside Tue 09-Dec-14 19:07:10

Thanks for the quick reply. Yes I have no other concerns she is still happy, sleeps fine and isn't really crying.
I never knew having a baby involved so much poo inspection!

Northernexile Tue 09-Dec-14 19:08:51

Mine had nappies like that when she was teething, quite explosive and definitely sour smelling!

NoNoNoooooo Tue 09-Dec-14 19:14:11

Possibly something you've eaten coming through her?

TheGirlAtTheJingleBellRockShow Tue 09-Dec-14 19:15:54

My DD started with sour/vinegary thicker poop when she started teething. It was the HV that made the link blush
Is she showing any other teething signs?

squizita Tue 09-Dec-14 19:26:41

Mine did this after her inoculations so yes there might be a link too!

ItIsSmallerOnTheOutside Tue 09-Dec-14 19:53:47

Hmm she has shown signs of teething actually. Could be that, and maybe the imms as well. I have tried to think if I've eaten anything new that could be affecting her but here's nothing I can think of.

Judging by all your kind responses, it does seem like a normal thing so I do feel reassured. I think I will just carry on keeping an eye on it and as long as she continues being her normal, happy self I won't worry. Thank you everyone. Mumsnet is great.

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