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post #1 of 12
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Thanks so much for your help!!!
post #2 of 12
If I were you I would cut out the soy. A significant percent of babies who react to dairy also react to soy because the proteins are so similar. Drink almond, rice, hemp, oat, etc milk instead
post #3 of 12
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Thanks for the suggestions! So, slight congestion won't cause mucous in the stools? The mucous represents an allergy, correct? Thanks!

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If I were you I would cut out the soy. A significant percent of babies who react to dairy also react to soy because the proteins are so similar. Drink almond, rice, hemp, oat, etc milk instead
post #4 of 12
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Thanks for the suggestions! So, slight congestion won't cause mucous in the stools? The mucous represents an allergy, correct? Thanks!
I guess slight congestion could cause mucous in the stool, but personally I would be more likely to look at the allergy causing the congestion AND the mucous. Does babe have any other symptoms of a cold or is it the congestion you are wondering about?
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I guess slight congestion could cause mucous in the stool, but personally I would be more likely to look at the allergy causing the congestion AND the mucous. Does babe have any other symptoms of a cold or is it the congestion you are wondering about?

Thanks for your help! No other symptoms but I have a slight cold so I thought that maybe that was what she had. Any thoughts? Thanks!
post #6 of 12
Hmm....any other symptoms other than the congestion or mucous? Personally, I don't find it hard to avoid soy when your already avoiding dairy, so I'd probably go off of it for a month, then retry it and see what happens.
post #7 of 12
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Okay, thanks, I will probably do that then. Thanks for your help!

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Hmm....any other symptoms other than the congestion or mucous? Personally, I don't find it hard to avoid soy when your already avoiding dairy, so I'd probably go off of it for a month, then retry it and see what happens.
post #8 of 12
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Any one else experience anything similiar?
post #9 of 12
My DD would get mucousy poops if i had dairy. She was allergic the whole time I bf'ed her. if i continued to eat dairy or ate a large amount, she'd have mucouy/bloody poop. scary!
post #10 of 12
DS and I have been practicing EC since 1M and so I don't miss a thing when it comes to catching poop symptoms of food allergies. Yes. Mucous is a symptom as is foamy poop, blood spotting, etc. I have had to eliminate dairy, wheat, gluten, soy, tomato, YEAST, cane sugar, egg whites and blueberries. I discovered most of these through elimination dieting but had them recently confirmed by an ELISA blood test (drawn from me - Mom's antibodies are the same as Baby's). I also had a stool sample from DS. I learned a lot from that. He doesn't have enough good bacteria and has an overgrowth of Klebsiella. I think that when I started teaching him swimming in the pool at 4 months is when the good bacteria in his gut were compromised. I am giving him a probiotic and some Nordic Naturals cod liver oil now in a tiny bit of applesauce while I follow the Body Ecology diet and research colon care, digestion, and food allergies.

This is all probably more than you wanted to hear but maybe it will give you some ideas... read a little about elimination diets (Baby Matters is a good book), watch out for chlorine, consider an allergen-free probiotic, Body Ecology is a great diet as is the cd "Understanding the Leaky Gut".

Good Luck!
Brynn
post #11 of 12
I had a child w mucous and froth -- He has Celiac Disease, it took years for doctors to take me seriously. He is Dairy free and Gluten Free.

Mucousy poos is definitely a sign of a food sensitivity or intolerance, meaning it is affecting the IgG antibodies and not the true allergy IgE antibodies.

I would encourage you to look at a website called enzymestuff.com, do a little reading on probiotics as well.

Soy does react like dairy in some, so elimating it would be worth trying.

Another form of intolerance testing is called Applied Kinesiology, specially trained Chiropractors do this. It is completely non-invansive, painless and can be quite accurate, unlike blood allergy test which are only able to look for true IgE allergies and are not very effective at detection in children under age 4.

Mucous cells can be biopsied and tested by a GI during a medical procedure under GA called a Sigmoidoscopy, if you want to go that far.
post #12 of 12
My son's bowel movements gradually got more frothy, green and mucousy as time went on. It cleared only after I eliminated soy and milk (and then almond) from my diet, and the movements didn't look normal until 6 weeks on the elimination diet. I noticed tiny red flecks (blood) in some movements when it had been at it's worst.

Tips: Coconut milk really improves coffee if you're missing the "cream" in it.

Be glad you're breastfeeding in one sense though, because the formula you'd have to use runs around $60 from what I've seen.

P.S.- the eczema could also be related to the potential diet issue.
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