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Pink mucous!?
« on: September 15, 2013, 06:20:03 am »
Okay ladies, please help!

DD2 has MFPI but has never had blood in her stools, just varying degrees of mucous. The paed tested for occult blood and at the time there was none. Now we're on day 4 of chicken broth/stock and I'm not eating anything new (she's EBF), but all of a sudden there's pink mucous in her poos. Is this blood? The paed said it would be bright red if blood, but this is more like a soft pink (mixed with the usual mustard colour).

She has no other symptoms of allergy/intolerance at the moment apart from the usual.

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Re: Pink mucous!?
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2013, 07:01:40 am »
I'd be inclined to watch and wait for now...just too see if it clears on it's own, or gets worse.
Other than this is she doing well on the broth?

Some LOs can't tolerate anything from the animal they are intolerant too. Because of this we waited to introduce beef due to cows milk. Our pead said chicken can be the same if eggs are a issue YK? :-\
If that is the case, you can still do bone and vege broth. Lamb bones are a good one for everything less the allergy risk.
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Re: Pink mucous!?
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2013, 09:34:42 am »
Sara! I hadn't even thought about the chicken and the egg! Tbh I'm not completely sure whether egg is a problem because every time I trial eggs something else comes up (like a cold, or teething) or I find out I accidentally had hidden soy or even hidden dairy at the same time! Like I had an egg for breakfast this morning and then later in the day I had some rice crackers and after eating then checked the packet and they have freaking soy in them! Grrr.

The reason I'm concerned is because I've had these slip ups before and never noticed pink mucous ever. And I'm a pretty avid poo watcher!

Will watch and wait. Will be completely devastated if it's the chicken broth ;(
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Re: Pink mucous!?
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2013, 17:27:22 pm »
Hey there, bone broth can be very healing to the GI tract. I've read that mucus when introducing a healing food is not necessarily bad, that it can be a sign of healing. I'm not sure about the color though :(

I agree with Sara, it could also be a chicken intolerance, I would definitely watch and pull it if she gets more symptoms. As Sara said, lamb broth is often very well tolerated by sensitive LO's if chicken does not work for her.

How is she otherwise? Happy, or irritable?
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Re: Pink mucous!?
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2013, 18:02:10 pm »
Mucus can come in pink.  I'd watch if she's happy otherwise and let the doc know.
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Re: Pink mucous!?
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2013, 18:35:09 pm »
Thanks everyone! She's otherwise happy, not overly irritable (or no more than usual - she's VERY spirited). She is teething at the moment and hitting the 6 mth GS so I've noticed my supply has ramped up considerably and her poos are sometimes green. They've also been less frequent since starting the broth.

I also noticed a slight rash on her hands and cheeks when we first started but they've since settled down.

How much longer should I trial the broth for? She's up to having about a tablespoon three times a day now and we're on day 5.

I was thinking of trying pumpkin next. Should I stop the broth and trial the pumpkin independently? Which variety of pumpkin should I use - butternut? jap? grey?

Also, just read about arsenic in rice. OMG! My toddler and I drink heaps of the stuff. It's the only way I can get her calcium up. What else can we drink? Almond milk is full of sugar and neither of us really likes it.
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Re: Pink mucous!?
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2013, 18:47:49 pm »
If it's for your toddler what about oat milk? http://www.naturaltherapypages.com.au/article/what_is_oat_milk#ixzz2DnWHOVzO its quite nice, I had it when I was dairy free.

Here we have crown, butternut and buttercup pumpkin/squash and really they are all similar...I personally like butternut ;) I would trial pumpkin with it, mix it in together yum! That said....if your not sure about the mucus and you want to see if it's the broth then stop maybe? Is a tough one :-\

 was the rash on the cheeks at all as well?
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Re: Pink mucous!?
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2013, 00:36:29 am »
I wouldn't trial the pumpkin until she is symptom free - otherwise if she reacts you won't be sure whether it is the broth or the pumpkin! Depending on your gut feeling you could stop the broth and trial the pumpkin once her poos are back to normal, or continue with the broth and wait until things settle down before you start something new!
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Re: Pink mucous!?
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2013, 01:47:40 am »
Actually yeah good point Elise! :P
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Re: Pink mucous!?
« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2013, 20:36:37 pm »
Okay, the pink mucous hasn't reappeared, the rash has gone (yes, it was on her cheeks Sara), but she still seems to be in some discomfort. There is still mucous in the poos, but there always was. She wants to bf all. the. time. and I just weighed her and she's only put on 120g in 4 weeks!! I'm thinking the 'discomfort' is actually hunger?? Is there any safe solid food that I can introduce that will help fatten her up a bit? She's fallen off the growth charts ;(

When I made the chicken broth I poached a whole organic chicken in some previously (home)made chicken stock from the bones and skin of a BBQ chook. Lots of fat and gelatin. It's possible that the stock contained traces of gluten/soy from the stuffing of the BBQ chook? I cleaned it all out but you never know. I just assumed it would be a very tiny amount and shouldn't be a problem.
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Re: Pink mucous!?
« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2013, 23:03:57 pm »
Avocado?
Coconut oil roasted pumpkin (the oil will help fatten)
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Re: Pink mucous!?
« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2013, 23:43:40 pm »
Avocado is a great idea. Full of healthy fats.

It is so hard to tell between hunger and discomfort (((hugs)))

How about meat? Maybe lamb since it is usually well tolerated by sensitive LO's?

Here in Canada they have just changed the guidelines and now recommend meat as baby's first foods.

http://www.caringforkids.cps.ca/handouts/feeding_your_baby_in_the_first_year
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Re: Pink mucous!?
« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2013, 16:23:58 pm »
So avocado is safe? I thought it was a no go because high in amines, salicylates and glutamates?

And coconut oil is safe?

Will try lamb broth next and if tolerated will poach and purée some lamb (or maybe give her a lamb bone to gum)

I can't believe how stressful feeding children is!!
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« Reply #13 on: September 18, 2013, 18:43:12 pm »
I think it's'hard to say if one food is 100% safe or not. It depends on each LO and their issues.

What has your LO reacted to in the past?
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« Reply #14 on: September 18, 2013, 20:21:17 pm »
She reacts to dairy, soy, wheat, fish and possibly eggs, nuts and chocolate but not sure about those. We'be never got to mucous free poos. I did the TED for two weeks but at the time the only issue was stinky gas and terrible reflux, which eased after a week. I also did the RPAH Failsafe diet but mentally snapped after 10 days and reintroduced everything except dairy. I did notice an improvement on that diet but I just couldn't handle the restrictions myself.
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