My daughter, who is now 3 1/2 months old, has mucous in her poo at almost every (poopy) diaper change. Our pediatrician suggested it could be a dairy allergy and to remove dairy for 2 weeks. I've been dairy-free for 4 weeks and there has been no change. I have also removed eggs for at least 2 weeks and nuts for at least 2 weeks. Is the mucous really a concern? She doesn't seem to be uncomfortable, she doesn't get rashes, she doesn't fuss when her diaper is messy - and she loves diaper changes. Could it just be that that's the way she is?

She is exclusively breast fed, and I take probiotics.

asked 13 Nov '09, 19:33

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My 4 month old has a rotten cold and ive noticed mucous in his poo, and when he brings up his milk its quite mucousy, but he hasnt got a snotty nose. he just has a cough and i can hear him swallowing the phlegm.


answered 16 Nov '09, 18:36

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Small babies don't get snotty noses or sneeze out their mucus like older kids do - I don't think we saw a snotty nose until after 9 months, certainly!

But mucus is still there, and they swallow it, so it ends up in the poo. Nothing much to worry about, I don't think.

If your daughter doesn't seem to have stomach aches or intestinal whatsits, I wouldn't worry about intolerances or food allergies too much.


answered 13 Nov '09, 19:59

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Hmm, she's already had her first stuffy nose, complete with snot, as it were. I hope you're right though, and that it's no cause for concern :)

(13 Nov '09, 20:09) Fun2Dream

Pete sounds like a good answer. Do you have a reference to back it up:

(16 Nov '09, 23:08) Tammy ♦♦
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