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Formula fed 5 month old doing watery poops every 2/3 days, please help.

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Saltytomato Wed 24-Oct-12 21:26:36

Hi ladies, can I please have some advice?

My 5 month old is exclusively formula fed and for about 6 weeks (since he was about 13 weeks) has gone from normal mustardy poops to dark brown, watery blowouts every few days. He strains and acts really uncomfortable when he goes too.

I can find heaps of stuff on constipation or diarrhoea, but this seems to be a combination of the 2!

I just want my little man to be his happy little self again.

I am seeing my doctor with a stool sample tomorrow, but he is usually useless so any advice would be really appreciated.


eragon Thu 25-Oct-12 12:51:38

am sure doc will consider milk intolerence, and change your babies formula.

plutocrap Thu 25-Oct-12 15:08:52

It could indeed be both, if there is a blockage which the watery stuff is seeping round. Can the doc find a hard blockage?

Poor little thing!

Saltytomato Sat 27-Oct-12 22:24:00

Thanks for your replies. The doctor prescribed colief and he is now happily pooping nice yellow seedy poops twice a day! So happy the little guy is feeling better, although he is still a bit crabby at least I know his tummy isn't hurting him anymore smile

plutocrap Sun 28-Oct-12 20:52:15

Ahh, that's lovely to hear! smile

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