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#1 of 3 Old 05-07-2006, 12:36 PM - Thread Starter
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Has anyone experienced the smell of ammonia in DC's bowel movements? I know this is more common in urine, but DD's diapers have a very strong ammonia smell-- but only when she has a BM. I asked the ped and he said it was most likely from urine, but I never smell this odor when she just has a pee diaper. I'm starting to get a little concerned because the only information I have found online about this indicates liver dysfunction! DD is 5 months old and exclusively breastfed and otherwise totally healthy. I just don't know what to think about this but it's been going on for at least 2 months (maybe longer?) and I don't want to ingore it if it's something to be concerned about.

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#2 of 3 Old 05-07-2006, 03:33 PM
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if u think it could be liver problems , go back 2 the ped & insist on testing.
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this may be dumb question, but is it the diaper that is smelling, or are you sure it is the product of elimination (aka poop )???

If you are cd-ing, you may need to strip your dipes or use a water softener additive to get rid of the smell. Just curious. My ds's dipes got this way all of a sudden a while back and the ammonia smell was enough to knock me over!!!
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