For the last couple of months, my toddler has been stooling very frequently--up to 6-8 times a day. The stools are very loose, usually the consistency of soft serve ice cream or maybe yogurt but often are so watery that little to no solids are visible on the diaper. At the advice of our pediatrician, I eliminated all obvious dairy about a month ago. This improved his rash (he was battling a terrible diaper rash and had a consistent red, bumpy rash around his anus) and also coincided with a huge improvement in his sleep.
However, the frequent stooling is still going on.Looking closely, I have noticed some mucous in his diapers, though a stool culture came back negative. I have now eliminated hidden dairy as best I can (it is hard with two other kids with unrestricted diets who share food with him), beginning 2 days ago. I know that it can take quite some time for all of the milk protein to get flushed out. I also started him on probiotics today.
For reference, we eat an omnivorous diet, lots of fresh fruit and veggies and mostly whole grains.
Any thoughts on other causes of his frequent stooling? Thanks!