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How much mucous is okay
« on: July 02, 2011, 07:58:12 am »
I know some mucous is normal as it lubes the bowel

A. had 1 small mucous string I didnt see anymore in her nappy

I just wondered how much is an indication of irritation in the bowel




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Re: How much mucous is okay
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2011, 12:12:32 pm »
*bumping this for you*


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Re: How much mucous is okay
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2011, 22:39:07 pm »
just tagging along if that is ok as I would love to hear any responses to this question too :)
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Re: How much mucous is okay
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2011, 08:48:53 am »
I asked this from my dietician and naturopath, both said that small amounts should be ignored and after a few conversations  and over the moths I developed my own rule, any more than 10% of mucus and persisting for a couple of days I would start to pay attention.   Of course if it were a food reaction, it would be coupled with unsettledness.

It is possible to have a  say a 50% mucus nappy and a very happy baby - in that case ignore. In our case though, mucus was usually accompanied by poor sleep and irritability.