Well since she's been on this banana craze her bms have gone the other direction. Very loose (not quite runny), slimy and *very* foul-smelling. I thought at first she had a virus, even took her out of cloth dipes for awhile because it was so horrible to clean them (I have m/s). Then we ran out of bananas and she was fine, then bought some more, she ate one and a few hours later had 3 nasty bm's over the course of 6 hours. She will do like 4 bms a day after eating bananas where normally she will do 1 a day or every other day.
Is this an allergy do you think, or are the bananas just giving her the fiber or whatever she needs to cure constipation?
I mean I'm glad they are helping with her constipation but man, it's foul!
I have also heard that people often crave foods to which they are allergic. At least I've heard this for dairy: that kids who chug 8 glasses of milk a day are often dairy intolerant.
I would think that bananas should be cut way down or out of her diet altogether. Normal poops don't look and smell that way, so I don't think bananas are the answer to her constipation problems!
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But, as part of our elimination diet for ds, we cut out all latex foods to look for an allergy. Bananas are one of them. Dr. said that it's such a common first food and it's poss we overdid it. But, we didn't give bananas as much as avocados which are also part of the group.
sorry i don't know more-good luck!
Maybe it's her way of clearing out some of the toxins in her body built up after being constipated. Perhaps the bananas are helping her cleanse and the foulness is not so much the banana as the built up toxins.
I believe that when kids can choose the foods they want, they will choose the foods that their bodies need. If she eats them like that it could be her body's telling her what it needs.
I would cut them out for now...
What about her diet as a whole? Is she eating other fruits, drinking water? I would definitely be giving her daily doses of probiotics to help balance out her intestines.....
As for an allergy....How young was she when she first had bananas? I have heard that babies who start eating solids early on tend to get more food allergies. But I don't know if this would be an allergy symptom......?
She's allergic to fleece (liners in her dipes) so it wouldn't suprise me if she's allergic to latex too. I am slightly allergic myself and can't use condoms or the Keeper.
I started her on bananas at 4 mos. old following the ped's advice. I know better now to delay foods and next baby will start solids at around 9 mos. unless it's begging for them earlier than that. I also was not so great about following the allergy prevention diet. She got peanuts and citrus and other foods before one year but has never shown any sign of food allergies until now, and not quite sure that's what it is yet. I'll try again in a few weeks and see if they have the same effect.