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Offline mvaz

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Infrequent Watery Stool
« on: May 17, 2013, 13:37:57 pm »
Hello everyone!

My LO just turned 4 months has been having infrequent water stool for the past 2 weeks. I've started to formula feed him and he'll go a day without a bowel movement. Then when he has his next bowel movement, his stool is super watery, a greenish colour and has a very bad odour! I'm trying to rule out the causes... I don't think it's diarrhea because it's infrequent. I've also added 1 tsp of rice cereal to his late night bottle feeding. He doesn't seem gassy and isn't complaining. I'm wondering if this is normal! Has this happened to anyone?!

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Re: Infrequent Watery Stool
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2013, 14:04:54 pm »
Was he like this on breastmilk? Which formula are you using - it could be a reaction to the formula. I would also stop the rice cereal, it's really hard on the digestive system and adding it to bottles is a choking hazard, if you are doing it to help him sleep longer it really wont.

Has he had any illness at all in the last few weeks?

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Re: Infrequent Watery Stool
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2013, 14:16:56 pm »
Thanks for the advice Laura!

No he wasn't like this on breast milk but I don't think it's the formula because I had been giving him formula as his last night feeding for a while now and he was fine. I'm giving him Similac Advance...
I guess it could be the rice cereal... I think I'll omit it in his bottle tonight and see what happens.


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Re: Infrequent Watery Stool
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2013, 04:39:01 am »
I agree with Laura - no rice cereal.. his digestive system isn't mature enough for it and it will just cause irritation.