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Shes 5 yrs old and its been a pretty typical thing for her to get stomach aches after eating or a while after eating, and she gets stomach ache while on the toilet needing a bowel movement.<br><br>
She doesnt seem constipated, never has, she always poops a lot when she goes, and its regular soft and medium brown...however it really REALLY smells BAD! Just about everytime it stinks like that, and she usually sits on the toilet for 10-15 minutes a time, instead of it being quick.<br><br>
Any advice? Im quite lost but I feel so bad for her and Im not sure what to do. PLease help.
 

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Could you maybe look at eliminating some of the more common allergens from her diet and see if that helps? Maybe eggs, corn, gluten, milk, etc.? Stomach aches and really bad smelling bowel movements can't be a good sign.
 

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Yes, someone in the health and healing forum said that smell means the food isnt being broken down well enough...and since she is already dairy free (eggs too), its most likely to do with gluten or soya, and as she has plenty of foods with gluten in them im going to start by trying to cut out gluten. Will take some planning though...yikes! Be worth it if it helps though.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">If dairy bothers her, chances are soy will too. I'd drop that one first and see.</div>
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Oh ok really? The doctor put her on soy as a baby because she couldnt have regular formula, so after I stopped BF'in she went on soy formula and has the occasional soy milkshake now oh and just thinking, she eats soy yoghurts daily, so maybe it IS soy! But without dairy AND soy...where will she get a decent source/amount of calcium from?
 

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If you or she feels like she needs a milk sub, you can use rice milk. My youngest reacts to dairy and soy and he has rice milk with meals. There are lots of food that provide calcium, bone broth, lots of green veggies.
 

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I'd start by keeping a food diary, and also keep track of the problem BMs- see if you can find a connection through the diary before deciding which foods to cut out. She might be allergic or intolerant to something unlikely yet still be fine with "common allergens."<br><br>
If she's been having soy since infancy, and only recently started this problem, then it's unlikely to be a problem with soy (although intolerances CAN develop at any time.) It's just *more likely* to be a new food, or something that she's recently been having in much larger quantities than usual.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">If you or she feels like she needs a milk sub, you can use rice milk. My youngest reacts to dairy and soy and he has rice milk with meals. There are lots of food that provide calcium, bone broth, lots of green veggies.</div>
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Thanks, I have just bought some rice milk for her, it has calcium and vitamins added -so the carton says. I made porridge with it instead of using soy milk and she liked it fine <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br><br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">I'd start by keeping a food diary, and also keep track of the problem BMs- see if you can find a connection through the diary before deciding which foods to cut out. She might be allergic or intolerant to something unlikely yet still be fine with "common allergens."<br><br>
If she's been having soy since infancy, and only recently started this problem, then it's unlikely to be a problem with soy (although intolerances CAN develop at any time.) It's just *more likely* to be a new food, or something that she's recently been having in much larger quantities than usual.</div>
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She's 100% dairy free and egg free...since she was a baby. So it can't be dairy causing this. The problem has been hapenning since she was approx 18months old...which I just ignored really and assumed it was her body adjusting to more and more solid foods and thought it would sort itself out once she got a bit older, but since age 4 shes been getting stomach aches aswell as the very smell poop, and she may have been having stomach aches before then but couldnt tell me about it.<br><br>
It really could be gluten or soy since both are in her diet and have been since this first started. So im cutting out gluten first, then if it doesnt help I will cut out soy too.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Oh ok really? The doctor put her on soy as a baby because she couldnt have regular formula, so after I stopped BF'in she went on soy formula and has the occasional soy milkshake now oh and just thinking, she eats soy yoghurts daily, so maybe it IS soy! But without dairy AND soy...where will she get a decent source/amount of calcium from?</div>
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My first thought when reading your original post was: a reaction to soy.<br><br>
As for good sources of Calcium see my post here:<br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showpost.php?p=12373759&postcount=6" target="_blank">http://www.mothering.com/discussions...59&postcount=6</a>
 
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