pale baby stool

BJ - posted on 01/08/2010 ( 9 moms have responded )

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My 2 1/2 yr old has had pale yellow stool for the past 2 days.She is acting ok I just always heard pale stool could be a problem.is this normal for a child or should I worry?

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Laura - posted on 01/08/2010

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call your local health link, the nurses will be able to tell you forsure. it could be as simple as something there eatting.

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BJ - posted on 01/08/2010

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Thanks everyone....and yes she does drink alot of milk.But she always has.I will def keep a watch on it and see if it changes.She doesnt have yellow eyes or skin and she asks normal...whatever normal is for a 2 yr old..lol...but these amswers help!!!

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In my case just before and after my child has had a bug she has pale stool.Thats how i always no shes going to be ill.

Rose - posted on 01/08/2010

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One time my nephew had really white stool but it was cause something he ate. My daughter had hot pink for like a week after her first b-day cause of the icing on the cake. Also I have seen bright green caused from Hawaiian punch and fruit loops. If your worried about it i would call your doctor.

Yvonda - posted on 01/08/2010

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I have a 3 year old that drinks a lot of 2% milk...and this makes her stool hard and pale yellow...so if you serve a lot of milk,maybe this is whats going on...I hope all is okay, keep everyone informed

Stacey - posted on 01/08/2010

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I would make a visit to the doc. Sometimes it can be a problrm with digestion and absorbtion.

Kacy - posted on 01/08/2010

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If your daughter has had antibiotics lately that could cause off color stool.
First thing I do when anyone in my family has tummy trouble is give them yogurt. It has beneficial bacteria in it, and sometimes thats all you need to set you right.
If she is eating well, not complaining of stomach pain, and otherwise her normal self, I would just keep an eye on it.
Good luck

Amber - posted on 01/08/2010

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Pale, yellow stools can be a sign of liver disease, but kids have stool color changes a lot without much reason--it may have something to do with how fast the food goes through the intestines. Liver disease will often cause a yellow color to the eyes and skin, loss of appetite and the liver may become enlarged. It may be just because she is drinking too much milk. That brings me to the more important question--How much milk is she drinking? Some children at this age will drink so much milk that they don't eat anything. If you the stools do not change in the next few days (after cutting down a bit on her milk) I would call your pediatrician...just to double check :) Good Luck and I hope this helps.

Kelsey - posted on 01/08/2010

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Well for babies it can indicate a problem absorbing nutrients, but obviously by 2 1/2 years you would have noticed that problem. Its probobly a mild diareha, I would give her plenty of fluids, and call the doc if it lasts more than a few days.

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