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Yellow mousse like poo (sorry!)

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Tumtitum Wed 02-Nov-16 06:49:53

Apologies for the poo question.. DD is 9 months and currently has a bug. Started with a runny nose, progressed into a phlegmy cough, Saturday night she vomited twice and since then she has been off her food and doing these funny poos, very yellow, literally the texture of a thick mousse and smelly, accompanied by some rather stinky farts. Like I said she's been off food but these aren't like her breastfed poos prior to weaning. She is still breastfeeding with the odd formula, but no formula for the past few days. I'm taking her to be weighed tomorrow so can speak to a health visitor then but TBH I've not been been very impressed with most of the HVs at our practice so I'm not sure if I should see a doctor too, or if anyone else has had this and it'll just clear up when her bug finally shifts? I should add that aside from her appetite she's generally her normal self, playing, smiling etc. Thanks!

mypropertea Wed 02-Nov-16 06:54:14

Do they float? If so can be a sine of not breaking down fats as she should be. If not it is probably just taking a while for the gut bacteria to get back to normal. Is she on a probiotic? My dd gets pail poo when we use one.

Slippersandacuppa Wed 02-Nov-16 06:56:09

We had norovirus one year and DS' poo was similar to that but more pasty than moussey. Very stinky farts too but it cleared up when he felt better. Good luck!

Tumtitum Wed 02-Nov-16 07:27:06

I haven't tried to see if floats... but it doesn't look like it would, it's not solid enough!
Hoping it's just the bug and it'll stop soon. If it doesn't clear up in the next couple of days I think I'll try and get a GP appointment on Friday.

mypropertea Wed 02-Nov-16 11:14:53

Try and see if it does. The dr will ask.

Tumtitum Wed 02-Nov-16 18:10:15

This afternoon she did a much more watery nappy and she had a really long afternoon nap which is very unlike her, so I think it probably is this bug. I will get the health visitor to check her over tomorrow anyway and there's a walk in and wait doctors surgery on tomorrow too so I can wait to see a doctor if needs be. I didn't get a chance to check if it floated as the last nappy was definitely not the right consistency to float! envy <vom face>

ShowOfHands Wed 02-Nov-16 18:13:48

DS always had yellow foamy moussey diarrhoea when ill. It's fairly remarkable isn't it?

Olympiathequeen Fri 04-Nov-16 10:29:53

It's pretty normal to have vile nappies following a bug and lots of swallowed mucus snot Usually goes on for a week or so until the snottiness stops.

MackerelOfFact Fri 04-Nov-16 10:37:36

Have you been giving her any medicine? Sometimes that can wreak havock with poo colour and consistency. Hope she feels better soon.

Tumtitum Fri 04-Nov-16 11:13:30

Good point re mucus, her nose is streaming and she's got a phlegmy cough too so probably swallowing loads of stuff!! We saw the health visitor yesterday anyway who wasn't concerned and she had a more normal looking poo yesterday so I think we might be coming through it! Thanks all for the comments smile

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