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My baby is 14 month old and has NEVER done a 'solid' poo ...is this 'normal'??

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Reginaphilangy Sat 13-Sep-08 23:45:14

My 14 month old dd has never done a 'solid' poo. Is this normal?

She was exc bf till 6 months (so i didn't consider it particularly unusual) but has only had one bf a day (and sometimes she doesn't have that!) for the last few weeks ...and still her poo is runny.

When does runny poo become a problem?

MrsJamin Sun 14-Sep-08 09:54:47

How is she with solids? Most babies start having more solid poos once weaning has significantly kicked in.

CaptainKarvol Sun 14-Sep-08 10:05:25

Don't know, but DS is 2.6 and has never done solid poos either. He does suffer a bit with his tummy - doesn't 'go' for days on end - but the poo is never hard when it comes.

MoChan Sun 14-Sep-08 10:16:31

My little girl has always been exclusively breastfed and, at thirteen months, is down to two feeds a day. Between about seven and nine months she went 'solid'. Then she got a tummy bug and has been mostly a bit squishy ever since. Not runny, but certainly not solid.

Don't know why; she likes dairy (yoghurt, cheese, etc) and I think that can make things a bit runny when they're young.

Sorry not to be more helpful.

bamboostalks Sun 14-Sep-08 10:37:57

I alawys thought dd hd very runny poos but then when she once pooed in the bath and on the floor, it took on a surprising firmness! (never would I imagine this convo in a previous life)The nappy does squash things down. If she is eating a lot of fibre, it will be very soft. Eggs are good binders so give her them.

Reginaphilangy Sun 14-Sep-08 14:33:35

She loves her food and we BLW so never bothered with purees and mashes etc. she has always had what we have.

She is very very regular (goes every day at least - sometimes 2 or 3 times a day)

She does like dairy and eats plenty yoghurt and cheese - she doesn't have cows milk apart from on her cereal.

Bamboostalks - there is absolutely no firmness at all. Will try giving her eggs.

Thanks for all replies, its good to know that others are similar ...was starting to get a little concerned.

PuppyMonkey Sun 14-Sep-08 16:27:29

My 17 month old has poos just like this... dd1's were solid by about a year. Can't wait for potty training shock

bamboostalks Mon 15-Sep-08 08:57:03

My dd has an identical diet Regina, blw, no cows milk (is picking the cereal out now rather than drink the milk!)but lots of dairy. Loads of poos too, not sure whether this is a good thing or not. Obviously do not want constipation but do wonder if she is actually getting enough out of the food iykwim or if transit times are too fast?

Reginaphilangy Mon 15-Sep-08 12:10:56

I'm not sure either bamboostalks???

Maybe someone with more knowledge will be along to clarify.

BTW is your daughter a good weight? My dd is (and always has) been on the 91st centile so weight gain isn't an issue, lol. Maybe she is eating more than her system can handle?

ShowOfHands Mon 15-Sep-08 12:13:22

My dd is 16 months and rarely manages a solid one. She's an excellent weight and eats well (has always eaten what we eat). She's off the centile charts.

I've never even thought about it, just assume it's normal for her.

CrushWithEyeliner Mon 15-Sep-08 12:16:16

If her weight is down sounds like an intolerance to me - no solid poo does not sound right at this age.

Is the poo showing any undigested food? (sorry tmi) this means something is passing straight through and irritating her gut.
Is it watery? This may mean she is loosing fluids which can cause weight issues and dehydration.

I would get it checked out either way just in case smile

Reginaphilangy Mon 15-Sep-08 12:21:04

No, her weight isn't down. She is right at the top of the centiles (91st) and is a lovely big bonny baby.

Yes, there is undigested food in there ...in fact there always is undigested foods in there! And yes, its fairly watery.

All that said, she is hardly ever (touching lots and lots of wood!) ill apart from the odd cold, hasn't ever had an infection or had to have anti-b's for anything and is active, energetic and growing well so i haven't been too concerned up to now. But yes, i have to agree, i didn't think it sounded right at this age??

Lazycow Mon 15-Sep-08 12:32:44

DS was like this until he was about 2.5 years old. Sometimes it was VERY runny but it was pretty much always formless. He was alwways pretty healthy and didn't have any probklems putting on weight. I was worried at first but then I spoke to my GP and I read this www.patient.co.uk/showdoc/23069041/ which put my mind at rest a bit.

TBH it was quite a pain as his CM at the time just would not believe it was normal for some children and would call 2-3 times a week to say he must have a D&Vbug and I needed to pick him up. This all despite the fact that I told her my GP said he was fine (he even ordered a stool sample to check).

Eventually after a few months of this she reluctantly accepted this was just normal for DS.

Reginaphilangy Mon 15-Sep-08 13:06:39

Fantastic info lazy cow! Cheers for that smile

bamboostalks Mon 15-Sep-08 13:28:24

Very reassuring, thank you.

Rebexus Mon 15-Sep-08 13:35:01

Thanks for that Lazycow. Put my mind at rest. Was getting worried that DD goes sometimes 6 times a day.But she eats a lot of fruit and drinks water. Looks like it is normal.

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