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#1 of 4 Old 12-18-2013, 05:24 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I normally eat a very natural diet, and I had some artificial cheese crackers on the airplane recently because I was STARVING and forgot to bring a snack. Then I was served food with margarine at a restaurant on the same day, and I was still starving, so I had that too without complaint.

Today, my daughter seems to have looser, more frequent poops, and the last two poops were REALLY orangey.

I know orange can mean irritation.... But could it also just be orange from the artificial food coloring? Should I be looking for a pediatrician?

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This is likely just a fallout from eating the junk food, and I would think it sbould go back to normal soon, if it hasn't already. If there is mucous, that would indicate inflammation and potentially need diet changes, but I am willing to bet there is nothing to worry about here. Just goes to show that what we eat does have an impact on oir LOs. smile.gif

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Yes, the food color can get into your milk. So the poops can be the color of the food. No need to call the Dr. Baby will be fine

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Thanks. I did wait it out an saw her poop go back to normal. This just begs the question... Will a blue ICEE make her poop purple? Not an experiment I will be trying, but it is fascinating!

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