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bunny85 Mon 29-Jun-20 18:21:25

Hi all. My baby is 5 months old and exclusively breastfed. I have another child and he was also EBF and his stool, I remember, was soft and seedy and yellow for as long as he was EBF. This baby has a different kind of stool and I wanted to see if anyone else had this (I did speak to the HV and she thinks it's ok, but I wanted to talk to other mums). Basically his stool is not just loose, but very watery, yellow, not seedy, and sometimes there's a bit of slime in it. He does a poo 1-2 a day (which I fine and is not a concern). It's mainly the consistency that I find strange... it's so loose that very often it goes up his back. Also it's very strange that it's not seedy. Any has any words of wisdom? Thank you smile

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Rubyroost Mon 29-Jun-20 23:18:32

Hi @bunny85 no words of wisdom, just a bit of solidarity. My baby's pooh is very slimy and not seedy at all, this was preceded by blood in stool though at 12 weeks and then a bout of diareah. He's now 17 weeks and we have been urgently referred to the paeds. It was suggested it may be an allergy I've now been dairy dfree for 4 months with no change. Its so stressful, but your baby's pooh doesn't sound as bad as mine. Could be worth contacting gp though?

bunny85 Tue 30-Jun-20 05:53:48

Thank you Rubyroost, I'm sorry about your baby's diarrhoea. I hope the paediatrician will help eliminate the cause of it. I might give my Gp a call today.

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HelloRose Tue 30-Jun-20 10:23:11

My baby was ebf. His poos were always green - like spinach. When I got it checked out the GP said baby poos can be a range of colours and consistency. As long as there wasn't blood and he was feeding ok & well in himself then I shouldn't worry.
May be worth a chat with your GP to get it checked though.

Carbis Tue 30-Jun-20 13:21:08

This sounds just like my baby’s. The Dr arranged for a stool sample to rule out any virus or infection. The health visitor says it’s quite normal in breastfed babies.

My little one is otherwise fine and growing well so I guess it’s just the way his poo is.

Rubyroost Tue 30-Jun-20 14:34:42

@Carbis have you got a pic?

RockCrushesLizard Tue 30-Jun-20 14:46:35

You need this!
A breastfeeding counsellor I know made this gallery to show the range of normal poo for a breastfed baby.
Your little one sounds totally normal!

Rubyroost Tue 30-Jun-20 15:21:16

@RockCrushesLizard I know this was probably meant for the op. But thank you, as this is helpful for me too. X

bunny85 Thu 02-Jul-20 12:27:54

Thank you so much everyone! Very helpful.

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