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24wk old baby with terrible breath

(9 Posts)
gingerninja Wed 09-Sep-09 14:57:57

why is this, it smells like she's dirtied her nappy! She is totally breastfed and not yet weaned and has no teeth so I can't fathom it. She doesn't poo very often so I wondered if it was backing up (disgusting i know)

dikkertjedap Wed 09-Sep-09 15:57:50

Could she have a throat infection?

Good luck.

rempy Wed 09-Sep-09 15:58:46

Tonsillitis usually stinks. As does lots of snot running down the back of their throat. Has she been ill?

gingerninja Wed 09-Sep-09 19:33:17

well her and other DD have been under the weather today and yesterday but the bad breath has been going on for weeks, sometmes its worse than others.

alypaly Wed 09-Sep-09 19:45:40

often a sigh of tummy problems,digestion. Does she have a problem with feeds

gingerninja Wed 09-Sep-09 20:25:28

occasionally she seems a bit fretful during a feed and sometimes afterwards and i have wondered if there is a problem but put it down to tiredness because she turns away and doesn't finish feeding or i'll distract her and she'll get over it. Also, she doesn't poo very often and when she does it is thick (which is so different to my DD1 who had explosive poos after almost every feed). Are you medical aly? if so what kind of digestive problem are you refering to.

alypaly Wed 09-Sep-09 20:32:47

they say bad breath is either a tooth problem or a digestive one and as she is so young it is unlikely to be teeth. Constipation can cause bad breath. Get some lactulose from gp and see if it just loosens her poo up a bit.
I work in a pharmacy and have been in medicine for many years.
I would be looking at the simpler things like constipation first,,,see if it is relieved by lactulose first....
if it isnt then ask for a scan to see if she has slight impaction in her bowel.

gingerninja Thu 10-Sep-09 15:06:21

Thanks alypaly, i've made an appointment at the Dr now

iwantitnow Thu 10-Sep-09 20:55:09

My DD had this - she had a piece of paper she had stuck up her nose, much older but with siblings you never know..

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