This is a discussion on Is this kind of poo poo normal?? within the Newborn Baby and Infant Care (up to 12 months old) forum, part of the Growing Up & Parenting category; Hi all experience mummies out there, i need some advise from you. Recently i have just changed my dear son milk ...
Hi all experience mummies out there, i need some advise from you.
Recently i have just changed my dear son milk into soy milk (he is now 3months 4 weeks). I changed into soy milk because he has skin rashes for quite long.. since he is more than 1 week old.. and i have tried all kinds of skin products (GAIA, Dema Veen, Cetaphil, Latcycd etc) but to no avail so my last resort is to try soy milk. at his age, the thing he can be allergy is either milk or skin care product.
I just change to soy milk last friday and he only poo poo once on sat and he did not poo on sunday.. today he finally poo poo but the poo poo is dark in color, not those that is yellowish which he normally has. is it normal?
i am giving him Isomil Advance 1 now.. is it due to heatiness of the milk? my gf advise me to feed him banana. is it advsiable at this age?
would love to hear from expereince mum out there. thanks.
the dark color in yr baby stools may be due to the minerals or high proteins contents in soy milk.
for my boy last time while he was on friso Stage 1 his poos are always mustard or light brown colour.....when on breast milk is always greenish yellowish watery kind....and when i switched to Friso Stage 2 (Higher in iron and minerals) his stools turned dark brown.
its beta to give papayas coz bananas caused phelgm, but papayas have high content of Vit A and will cause yellowness if given daily so best to give on alternate days. (Poo will smell papaya) If you can, apple is the best. you can steam apples to soften it or make into juice to feed young babies. However stay away from orange and other fruits high in citric acid becoz at this age they cannot take acidic foods.
I started giving diluted orange juice to my boy once a week only and when he was around 6m, on weekends.
Some Correction to my post:
ya perhaps you give yr baby fruit juice first and then like what LoVeS has suggested feed him fruits puree only when he is 4 months thereabouts. Or you can give plain water to ease the constipation symptoms. Good luck!
Last edited by CanCanMum; 24-02-2009 at 07:43 AM.
yeah my dad fed it to my son ....everyday even, from 2months onwards.....really an apple a day~ coz sometimes he got constipated.
ya ya 4got yeoyeo's baby is only 3 months....
just try juice.
thanks so much for the tips and highlights..
the problem with my dear son is he does not like to drink water. i normally try to give him water when he wakes up from his sleep because he is still blur blur and will think i am giving him pacifier. if not i will dilute the fei zai zhui with more water. i will syringe him if he still dont't drink water. at least get a little bit of water into him.
when he was on mamex gold, his poo poo is yellowish in color, very nice.. you know like chilli crab paste. but now his poo poo like "blue tack".
well he is approaching 4 months soon. maybe around 4mths plus i will try to give him some fruit puree. hopefully it wil help him. i will also try to give some fruits like what you girls have suggested.
hi yeoyeo ... what is the actual problem? you are concerned that his stool is green in colour or you're concerned he has constipation? i think it's more the colour right?
my dear son was switched to soy when he was about 2mths becos he kept being constipated so pediatrician suspects his milk may not be compatible (jialat we tried all kinds already) - after soy switch his poo turned dark green then. but i chose not to worry about it becos my main priority back then was to ensure he was comfortable poo-ing & not having to expend so much effort in the end injuring himself.
but i did not keep him long on soy - heartpain . call me skeptical i know soy's a very healthy alternative but i kept feeling like he wasn't getting 100% nutrition. plus the switch threw his feeding schedule waaaay off so he was drinking less. so i switched him to NAN hypoallergenic (HA). he did not constipate - in fact poo very beautifully so my prob was solved!
anyway at 6 mths we started feeding him solids ... chicken, fish & spinach. he poos 1 - 2x a day but my point is ... his poos are dark green! prolly the content in his food e.g. the spinach.
i guess what i'm trying to say is ... dont't be too overly concerned. dark green poo is still very normal. no law that says baby poo must be bright yellow all the time. if you read some of the posts here there were some who experienced light brown & others. so dont't worry about it.
have you tried giving him NAN HA? worked wonders for me. my dear son is on stage 2 already & doing beautifully.
Change of color in poo, is due to the change in baby disgesting system. As long as not conspitating can already. you know it when baby is having problem. baby would use alot afford to poo... face may turn red when trying to poo, as if baby trying to give birth. When happened, try to help baby by making the sound hmm... as long as you can with baby, to "encourge" the poo... then ask baby try drink more water. The baby drink that selling off-shelf, apple w prune or prune juice.
With regarding drinking soy milk, Isomil, my gal had been drinking since 7 and half month, cause she got allegic, rash too. & starting to have lot of phlem. The poo got harder too. Just try more water, jucie or fruit puree. If baby is lactos intorlance, Nan HA or goat's milk wouldnt help. baby cant take the nutrients in milk. Better check with pediatrician, before giving other type of milk. At this stage, could be baby system not ready. I would be trying to switch back to other milk when she is 1 yrs old, when her system is stronger and better.
If confirm allegic, you might have to switch to special formula. pediatrician would tell you which to try and monitor. We shouldnt dilute the milk on our own. Might affect baby in take of nutrients.
Please note, if you start to give puree or semi-solid, baby poo change color and texture too. Also no blood, need not too worry. Just to monitor if is as hard as little rock . Heart aching to see baby poo with lots of afford....
my dear daughter had been on soy milk from her 2nd week of birth till now, she's 28mths ... cos of her skin prob she cannot take cows milk..
and yes her poo poo is dark green in colour...
so no need to worry about it...
side track abit.. do your baby suffering from skin problem? my dear son is bad. i very heartache. i really dont know what to do.. it comes and go.. is this normal?
i really dont know what to do .
what kindo skin problems?
rashes? or those red patches like milk rash?
Do note that majority of asia pple or baby, are intorlance to lactose anyway. Just that we, adults, have stronge disgestive system, we still can handle it when consume.
his skin condition is better now even he takes mamex gold so maybe i will continue to monitor him for a while.
continue cleaning your baby face with warm water and wipe off any stains after every feed. Should go away in about 1 week to 2 weeks. My boy had those rough patches before on his face last time, about size of a 20cent coin. Took about 2 weeks to clear. I did not apply any lotions on his face becoz it contains steriods.