Posted by: Meg | 2007/08/21


strange poo nappies

last week friday night my 11mth old was throwing up his milk & food. He had no temperature & did not have diareah but he would cough (he has had a cough & cold for a while now - very snotty) and then gag and all his milk would come up.

I was not sure if it was coughing that was causing this for definite or a tummy bug, so i gave him rehydrate and no milk bottles or fruit/veg for a day - by sunday he was eating & drinking normally again (he had dry chips and marie biscuits and cereal & toast & rehydrate for the day on saturday)
He vomited once on saturday night (when he coughed) but sunday he did nothing. It seemed to only happen when he coughed & gagged.

Now since sunday he has had on average 3 poop nappies a day (he normally only has 1). They are also very pale in colour and have a terrible smell. They are not runny though, they have a normal texture.

He does not seem ill or have a temperature.

Could this be because of the bland food & lack of milk he had on saturday? Or is this a type of tummy bug?

Thanks for your help

Expert's Reply



The stools are probably a result of the mild gastro he had recently and some of the treatment he had. He seems to be settling down now.

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Posted by: sambinoct | 2007/08/21

If he is keeping food, even a slice of toast down and lots of fluid he should be fine. Whenever he poos or vomits you just need to make up for those fluids lost. But if he is not keeping even liquid down then he needs to be seen immediately. A runny rummy after a bug can last up to 2 weeks till the stool returns to normal. As long as he is not vomiting and eating something adn drinking fluids.

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