Posted by: Maureen | 2009/08/20


Not gastro but also not normal

Hi Doc,

My son is just about 1 year old. For the past two weeks now we have noticed that his stools are not neccessarily more frequent, however especially the one after lunch is very very runny - almost gastro like. It is almost like what he has for breakfast comes out by lunch and what he has for lunch, comes out before supper. He has never suffered from constipation, but he does have approx 3 -4 stool nappies a day. At first we thought that it may be some more teeth coming through which does cause a little more runny nappies, however I am now getting concered that it is continuing so long. He is on Nan HA, but does get a little cheese and yoghurt through the day. I am giving him Reuteri drops (1 ml) and the Probiflora, but it does not seem to make a difference. he does not seem uncomfortable, and seems well in every other way, but I just am not sure if I should be cutting something out at this point.
Please advise. Thank you

Expert's Reply



Your baby is getting too much in the way of probiotics and this may aggravate his loose stools. Stop one of the probiotics. He may be developing a wheat or gluten intolerance or may be reacting to the natutral sugar called fructose in fruit juices. Stop all fruit juices and fruit youghurts.. Also stop all wheat in his diet and see if his problem clears up. Please let me know how he gets on. If his loose stools continue I will advise tou what to do next.

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