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White Poo

(7 Posts)
Stiddleficks Thu 27-Oct-16 18:06:24

My 1yr old had her jabs yesterday but is otherwise well, just sore legs. I just changed her nappy and her poo is very pale, my dh said her last nappy earlier was like this too. She isn't eating a lot of food but drinking cows milk so not sure if this could be the cause or not. Google suggests all sorts of issues but as she is well I'm wondering if anyone else has had this?

noblegiraffe Thu 27-Oct-16 18:12:18

White poo is different to very pale brown poo. My DS used to routinely get very pale poo after a virus.

Stiddleficks Thu 27-Oct-16 18:14:12

It's creamy white.

outputgap Thu 27-Oct-16 18:15:37

Actually properly white poo is a cause for concern. Pale, whitish, but coloured poo is OK. One of my DC had it when ill too. Doctors unconcerned as long as it is pale brown.

Stiddleficks Thu 27-Oct-16 18:19:55

It's only today it's happened, I'll keep an eye on it tomorrow. I did wonder if it's because she guzzled so much milk yesterday and not much food. I know the jabs can play havoc with them too. Just never seen it in other kids.

SusanDelfino Thu 27-Oct-16 19:28:26

After a virus, children can get temporarily lactose intolerant. My DD had this after a virus from eating yoghurt. We cut out lactose for a few weeks and she was fine. However, I'm not a medical person so I think you should get her checked out anyway but I bet it's nothing to worry about.

IwillrunIwillfly Sat 29-Oct-16 19:30:27

Her poo should go white just from drinking more milk. If she's other wise well then its prob nothing but if its still white tomorrow/ her next poo, i'd tale a sample to the go. If you can take a photo of it that might help as well if you have to get her seen. Always easier to show a photo than describe a poo!

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