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very pale stools HELP

(13 Posts)
lisad123 Sun 26-Oct-08 15:57:27

DD2 is 1 years old and been a bit off colour for a few days. Yesterday noticed her stolls were paler than normal, but getting worse today. She quite grumpy today and BFing more and not eating much. Anyone know what it could be?? TIA

PhantomOfTheChocolateCake Sun 26-Oct-08 15:58:13

I would give NHS direct a call, is she jaundiced?

CharCharBaGOOOOOOORE Sun 26-Oct-08 15:59:08

DD was like this the other day, very pale stools and quite grumpy. I figured it was a bit of a virus mixed with teething. It cleared up in a day or so.

lisad123 Sun 26-Oct-08 16:02:05

She has always had a little yellow tint to her skin but put that down to DH skin colouring

TinkerBellesMum Sun 26-Oct-08 16:04:04

I read the bit I could see from outside and thought "is she breastfeeding?" I've noticed that if Tink is eating much and breastfeeds more her pooh goes pale, it's just going back to breastfed pooh.

PhantomOfTheChocolateCake Sun 26-Oct-08 16:04:10

What about her eyes? Are they whit or yellow?

lisad123 Sun 26-Oct-08 16:08:31

eyes are white.

PhantomOfTheChocolateCake Sun 26-Oct-08 16:12:44

That's good. Maybe it is because of the breast milk but I would still contact NHS direct, pale poo can be an indication of a liver problem so it should be ruled out completely. A doctor should check her over, especially as she is unwell.

lisad123 Sun 26-Oct-08 16:38:18

on phone now

lisad123 Sun 26-Oct-08 17:05:33

waiting for GP to call. so silly should have called them in first place hmm

lisad123 Sun 26-Oct-08 17:34:08

GP says virus, have given her some tea and now tummy is swollen and hard waitjng for another call back

PhantomOfTheChocolateCake Sun 26-Oct-08 17:52:28

sad poor thing. I hope she's feeling better soon.

TinkerBellesMum Mon 27-Oct-08 08:59:24

Hope she's feeling better soon. I hope you know I wasn't trying to suggest there was nothing wrong with her, just that her pooh was the difference between mainly solids pooh and mainly breastfed pooh so not to worry that was odd it was the unwell bit that was more important.

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