Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Anon | 2009/07/25

Q.

Foul smelling, big, explosive stools - 6 week baby

Hi Doc,

My baby has very big and and foul smelling stools the last 3 days. She is on Nan HA. She is also not drinking well, only half a feed at a time. What could be the cause? She doesn' t seem sick.

Thank you

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

The smell of the stools could be from the NAN HA which is a partially hydrolysed (protein modified) formula. Your baby may be highly allergic to cow's milk and the NAN HA is not sufficiently modified for your baby to tolerate. She may need a fully hydrolysed formula such as Similac Alimentum HA. Try this formula and see if she will drink it and can tolerate it.

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