Slimy 3-month-old Baby’s Poop?

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Hello doctor, my name is Irman, I want to ask? R nMy son is 3 months old, and his poop is slimy! Indeed, my child does not drink breast milk, my child drinks formula milk soya. But before that I did drink milk formula, but when I drank it it was itchy at the time the midwife asked me in the village that she might be allergic to milk and then replaced with soya but the stools were slimy and yellow but my child was not fussy still as usual!

1 Answer:

Good evening Irman, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. A slimy bowel movement can actually be a normal condition if the amount is still reasonable, in the sense of not too much, especially not supported by other symptoms, such as abdominal pain, diarrhea, abdominal bloating (or appear to be enlarged in infants), and bloody stools or other colors such as pale or like rice washing water.


However, if accompanied by the symptoms mentioned above, or other symptoms that are related, the diseases that can occur are:

Inflammatory bowel
Milk allergy
Dehydration or lack of fluids
Parasitic infection
Lactose intolerance


And it might also be caused by something else depending on the symptoms of the participant. In the case of your child, given that he is still 3 months old and does not consume breast milk, chances are quite a lot because in general alone, digestion of a baby until the age of 6 months is actually only the most suitable for consuming milk. So if there are indeed other symptoms that are worrying or you are in doubt about your child's condition, have your child consult a pediatrician, to see firsthand about his condition, weight gain, and his response to milk so far. It would be better if you could include a photo of the mucus you are referring to your pediatrician. Only in such a way can it be determined whether your child really needs further treatment or not.


In the meantime, if possible, try to return to ASI. But if for one reason or another it can not be done, at least return to the milk he first consumed that did not cause any problems. So, hopefully answering your question.

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