My baby has creamy beige/cream coloured poop

Tanya - posted on 12/21/2008 ( 11 moms have responded )

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My daughter has had a cream/beige colored poop for 3 days now. She cries when she poops it out. Was wondering if anyone knows any thin about this?? She doesn't seem sick most time. She does puke every odd night./having troubles getting her to eat her fair portion of food.I started her on cows milk 3 months ago now.I was/am lactose in tolerant and took oyster calcium when I was pregnant. Do you think it may be the cows milk affecting her?

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Gretchen - posted on 12/09/2010

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did you ever find out why this was, my 3 year old has these same symptoms rightnow

Tanya - posted on 12/09/2010

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Yes, I took my daughter into see a nurse @ Sask Health an was told she was getting too much cows milk(3.25%homo). That children her age should only be intaking no more than 3 full cups of milk in 24hours.. So, I changed her intake to that and Yes that worked!!! Hope this helps you..

Cyn - posted on 12/25/2010

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We switched our son to cows milk and he has a beige colored poop now. He has no problems otherwise. It's been 3 days since we switched. Is his system just adjusting? Also what does 3.25% homo mean?

Catriona - posted on 12/23/2008

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Hi there Tanya - I was told to stop giving her the cows milk for a few weeks to see if her digestion system settles down. Was also told that she may have a bit of a bug, but she is better now and eating well just after 1 day of stopping the milk. So I really don't know if it was the milk or a bug. Would suggest stop giving her the milk for a few weeks and try again later as this was the advice given to me. Hope this helps. Catriona

Tyrae - posted on 12/25/2010

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that is the type of milk. there is skim 1% 2% and homo which is 3.25%

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Katrina - posted on 12/21/2008

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Lactose intolerance is a pretty common thing. It sounds like that is what is affecting your baby. It would be well to change the formula to soy and see how that makes a difference. All 4 of our children went on soy after they were weened and haven't had dairy because my husband and I are both lactose intolerant as well as others in our family. Try to get the book Moove over Milk and others that speak on this subject. It will be very enlightening to see how widespread this allergy is. Oat milk is also very good and nurishing. I am sure that your nutritionist will be able to help you find the best thing for your baby. Many blessings!

Catriona - posted on 12/21/2008

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I feel that my 1 year old daughter has the same problem, as she has horrendous, smelly, runny poo too and is a creamy colour. She is crying and is shattered more now too, which I put down to her increased mobility, but could be linked. We introduced her to cows milk fairly recently and she is also off her food and occasionally is sick through the night, but appears well within herself. After reading your question I am going to call the dr in the morning to get her checked out, will let you know the outcome. Thanks.

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I'd see the doctor about this. Light-colored stool is usually related to liver function. Hepatitis is a common cause of stool being without color.

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We had to switch my son over to the soy formula when he was a baby because he had constant diarrhea and sometimes his poop was a very light color, like you are saying, and almost airy/bubbly or mucousy (sorry about the horrible visual, but that is what it looked like). We switched him to a soy formula thinking it may be a milk allergy or intolerance and he to this day, he is 5, is still on soy milk and we keep him away from cheese/dairy products because we feel he does have the intolerance. He has been tested for the allergy and has none. He also puked up and was congested a good amount of the time and we figured out it was acid reflux. They started him on Omeprazole liquid around the age of 1 for the reflux and it helped tremendously. Probably wouldn't hurt at least calling and talking to a nurse and getting their opinion if you should see her doctor. Sounds like she has enough symptoms going on to have her checked out. Good luck to you.

Becky - posted on 12/21/2008

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It could be,just to be on the safe side I would take her to either the Health Clinic Nurse or the Dr.

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