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Toddler poop I♡C&R. 2 kids; Thornton, CO, United States 25114 posts
26th Mar '13

I'm not sure what could be causing this, but one day his poops are runny and the next day they're normal. We know he's got some milk and lactose issues so we've went to Almond Milk and switched up his diet a bit to reflect the changes, but we're confused as to why he continues to have loose stools. Doctor ran blood work on him and said she didn't see nothing wrong in his blood work. Could a poor diet cause runny stools? He is a SUPER picky eater and doesn't eat much meat and no veggies at all. I do give him Voot vitamins (but that's neither here nor there). Thoughts? Is it something to worry about? I mean their are days we have looser stools and then firm ones right? His aren't like diarrhea or anything..

peekin3 Racine, Wisconsin 289 posts
26th Mar '13

My son has NEVER had a solid BM... always loose/runny. He also is lactose intolerant and has to have organic soy milk. Also a picky eater and nothing seems to make it worse or better. Pedi says he has IBS... given she's not concerned I dont fret... I fought constant constipation with the girls so I will take this any day lol

I♡C&R. 2 kids; Thornton, CO, United States 25114 posts
26th Mar '13
Quoting peekin3:" My son has NEVER had a solid BM... always loose/runny. He also is lactose intolerant and has to have ... [snip!] ... IBS... given she's not concerned I dont fret... I fought constant constipation with the girls so I will take this any day lol"

I was reading up on IBS and it sounds like Christopher might have this as well as lactose issues. How old is your son?

......................... Oregon 14226 posts
26th Mar '13

We put my son on kefir milk to increase digestion. He eats really well but he's always has diarrhea. Since he was born.



He's just now starting to have semi solid poops. Definitely more like toddler poop. Which is nice.

peekin3 Racine, Wisconsin 289 posts
26th Mar '13

19 mos... she said it would be different if he was low weight or not growing but he is perfectly healthy otherwise.

peekin3 Racine, Wisconsin 289 posts
26th Mar '13

Our pedi recommended goats milk... but apparently there is a goat shortage around here lol processed soy was as bad as milk on him but he's doing good on organic. I also feed him as much organic food as I can, limit fat content... anything that would irritate his bowels

I♡C&R. 2 kids; Thornton, CO, United States 25114 posts
26th Mar '13
Quoting TheCoopersKnitWitch:" We put my son on kefir milk to increase digestion. He eats really well but he's always has diarrhea. ... [snip!] ... Since he was born. He's just now starting to have semi solid poops. Definitely more like toddler poop. Which is nice."

I work at Sprouts. I've seen Kefir milk come through my line. I'll get some and see if he likes it. I'm sure it'd help now that you say something.

......................... Oregon 14226 posts
27th Mar '13
Quoting I♡C is TTC#2.:" I work at Sprouts. I've seen Kefir milk come through my line. I'll get some and see if he likes it. I'm sure it'd help now that you say something."


How we thought of it was because he was getting the farts at like midnight. Midnight was his witching hour and it was like colic all over again.



Then we realized because he's allergic to eggs, and has a mild intolerance to wheat, bananas and peanuts, that in turn he eats a lot of fiber filled food. And then we got to thinking, when do we get the farts due to digestion? And it was around the same time.



I got him something called "tranquil child" and it really helped. It had passion flower, cat nip, chamommile, and peppermint. When it helped, I realized it was the peppermint.



So we got the kefir milk and within 2 weeks, it went from diarrhea to almost normal toddler poop. And it was straight up liquid diarrhea, I was surprised this kid didn't have burns, it was just diarrhea all the time all day, the diapers weren't even absorbing all the liquid.



but yep, we cloth diaper and now I can actually on most days toss the poop in the toilet.



My SIL is going to give me some kefir grains so I can make my own.



It might help.

......................... Oregon 14226 posts
27th Mar '13
Quoting peekin3:" Our pedi recommended goats milk... but apparently there is a goat shortage around here lol processed ... [snip!] ... good on organic. I also feed him as much organic food as I can, limit fat content... anything that would irritate his bowels"


Our doctor said that if it's goats milk, soy, or cows milk, the sugars in the milks break down the same as if it was regular cows milk.



So for my daughter, she gets diarrhea from soy and the farts from cows milk, we just avoid all of it for her and have her drink almond milk. Which fits her perfectly.

peekin3 Racine, Wisconsin 289 posts
27th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting TheCoopersKnitWitch:</b>" Our doctor said that if it's goats milk, soy, or cows milk, the sugars in the milks break down the ... [snip!] ... soy and the farts from cows milk, we just avoid all of it for her and have her drink almond milk. Which fits her perfectly."</blockquote>




I was worried about potential nut allergies so I never even considered it. Is it flavored at all? He HATES flavored milk lol

I♡C&R. 2 kids; Thornton, CO, United States 25114 posts
27th Mar '13
Quoting peekin3:" <blockquote><b>Quoting TheCoopersKnitWitch:</b>" Our doctor said that if it's goats ... [snip!] ... I was worried about potential nut allergies so I never even considered it. Is it flavored at all? He HATES flavored milk lol"

Same as soy and tastes similar too. They have unflavored as well as vanilla and chocolate. Our son is the opposite and won't drink the milk if it isn't flavored. He LOVES this one, but I mix it with plain or vanilla because it's too much chocolate in one cup of milk IMO.
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......................... Oregon 14226 posts
27th Mar '13
Quoting I♡C is TTC#2.:" Same as soy and tastes similar too. They have unflavored as well as vanilla and chocolate. Our son is ... [snip!] ... isn't flavored. He LOVES this one, but I mix it with plain or vanilla because it's too much chocolate in one cup of milk IMO. "


My daughter is OBSESSED with the Chocolate almond milk.



I agree, it's to rich.



My baby, he doesn't care. He loves EVERYTHING. Flavored or unflavored, it's the most delicious thing he's ever tasted.

I♡C&R. 2 kids; Thornton, CO, United States 25114 posts
27th Mar '13
Quoting TheCoopersKnitWitch:" My daughter is OBSESSED with the Chocolate almond milk. I agree, it's to rich. My baby, he doesn't ... [snip!] ... rich. My baby, he doesn't care. He loves EVERYTHING. Flavored or unflavored, it's the most delicious thing he's ever tasted."

OH he'd drink it like it was, pure chocolate if I let him Lol. But, I just can't bring myself to give him a cup without mixing it with plain or vanilla.

......................... Oregon 14226 posts
27th Mar '13
Quoting I♡C is TTC#2.:" OH he'd drink it like it was, pure chocolate if I let him Lol. But, I just can't bring myself to give him a cup without mixing it with plain or vanilla."



Mine like the singles. Can't dilute that.....so at least she just gets a little bit every once in a while you know? Sneaky kids know how to pull one over on me!



Anyways let me know if the kefir milks help. I don't know what else would.



I was surprised it's helping us. Even a little bit.



but we all knew with this baby something was going to be wrong with his digestion, they found him to have an echogenic bowel, but couldn't find a source. So we knew if he was going to be born perfectly healthy look, he was going to have trouble with his bowels.



And at a few days old we noticed it. So even though it could be classified as "normal" to me, as regular as we can get it, the better.



That oozing poop was annoying!