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Old 09-30-2006, 11:42 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi there,
My little nursling is 10 months old (today *sniffle*) and this morning I changed her diaper to find that she had pooped and it was the right color and nice and blended but had whole undiegested chunks of food in it from last nights dinner. From what I could see when I poked around it was only the Peas and some chunks of Sweet Potato she ate that came out whole. I remember this happened a couple of months back too when she first started eating with small pieces of Brocoli coming through. Last night was the first time she had ever had peas or sweet potato (DH introduced them together instead of seperate: )... Now I'm really worried that something is wrong with her tummy and she's not breaking down food right. Has anyone else ever had this happen to their baby? Is this normal? I do not ever remember having this happen with my other two children but they were not eating table food at this age either, they were still eating only pureed baby food at this point..
Does anyone think I should call the Dr.? I'm at a loss here. I have saved the diaper incase I have to take her to the Ped. (If someone told me 6 years ago I would be fishing through baby poop and saving dirty diapers to show to someone I would have never believed them ).
Thanks for any advice, this is worrying me
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Old 09-30-2006, 12:16 PM
 
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Sounds normal. At 10 months, food is more for expierment than nutrition and their tummys aren't used to digesting. It's kind of in a practicing mode right now. Eventually things will get broken down, but it will be awhile (I'm still finding last nights dinner in my 22 month olds diaper some times.)

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Perfectly normal.

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Yep, still happens here with my 13 month old and 27 month old. Seems normal to me.

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Happens often with my 1 year old too.

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normal!

my dd is just a week or two older than yours. we find all sorts of goodies in her diaper. peas, blueberries, broccoli.
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totally normal! ds had a poop the other day that was almost 100% corn. it happens a lot with high fibre foods. peas, sweet potatoes, blueberries all fall under this. isn't it fun poking around in poop?

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isn't it fun poking around in poop?
It's also interesting cleaning out the washing machine after washing those kind of diapers. I remember one time I thought there was a translucent spider clinging to the side, but it was just a chewed, slightly-digested, then thoroughly machine-washed bite of orange. Grape skins come through the little digestive tracts and the wash, too. (I quartered them but didn't skin them.)

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Sounds about right! My daughter just swallows everything (she only has 2 teeth so can't chew). So...what ever is mashed comes out mashed, and what ever is whole comes out whole. There is no break-down at all. So basically, what it boils down to, is they don't really get anything out of eating chunks of things other than practice eating.
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This happened a few weeks ago w/ my DD she pooped out the pieces of Asparagus that she devored the night before. That's what fiber is for. And if you don't chew your food, you will get chuncks. I am sure that if we started looking threw some of our own poop we would find some chuncks too.

Done with diapers!!

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Normal. I don't think you need to take the diaper to the doctor.

I' always finding bits of green bean or broccoli, totally undigested.
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I hate to say it but from time to time I find bits of veggies in MY poop too. I never got to concerned just figured my system didn't need what it had, that's how the digestion system works after all, but in your case her body probably just needs to adjust to it.
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Ds has recently started solids and I am finding entire chunks of food in his diaper When I was washing his diapers (after the first rinse), I opened the machine and there was an entire chunk of cooked carrot chilling there Clean as a whistle like he never ate it! Don't even worry about it. I think the reason for it is that they really aren't digesting anything much (besides breastmilk) at this point. Their systems just can't digest food. That's why there really is no rush for solids. It's mostly just for practice. My awesome natural doctor said they can't even properly digest food really until 15 months. They don't get much nutrients out of it.


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I still find corn and other veggies sometimes in my DD poop and she's almost 2 1/2...
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even at 13 months I often see bits of food in his diaper
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My 2 yr old and 8.5 month old poop chunks once in a while. Just a warning, don't give your child raisins until you are absolutely positive your child chews them properly. I learned this the hard way! I gave my son raisins for a snack one day. They came out the same way they went in, only they smell a WHOLE lot worse! DISGUSTING!
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Old 10-05-2006, 04:42 AM
 
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OP, I was just coming here to ask a similar question about the banana poop my DS is having. His poops seems to contain the entire contents of the banana- the brown veiny things, and little chunks. LOADS OF FUN!

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