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Dd 10.5 months has been on solids for almost two months now. She has a limited number of foods that she can eat because of allergies, so her entrée is usually carrots, broccoli and chicken. It's pureed because she just swallows most of her food. Anyway, it comes out looking pretty much the same as how it went it, texture and colour. So I am wondering if that is normal, or should it be more brown or something. It just seems like it's not being digested and absorbed. Would her being an antacid have an impact on this?<br><br>
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Children that age often have trouble with broccoli and carrots (and corn and root vegetables - except potatoes seem to be okay usually). They come out looking the same as they went in because their bodies can't yet break these foods down very well. Carrots are especially notorious for this.<br><br>
An antacid would make things worse, not better, as it reduces stomach acid, and stomach acid helps with digestion.<br><br>
The chicken should be okay. Try giving the chicken by itself and see if there's still a problem.<br><br>
Its generally recommended by NTs that if their bodies cannot process the food, its better not to give it to them. Are there some other foods you can try besides broccoli and carrots?
 

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Why is DD on an antacid?<br><br>
You do need stomach acids to digest food.<br><br>
I have added digestive enzymes to my dd's food when using more chunky foods instead of liquidy purees.
 

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she has a lot of minor allergies to different foods. Some of them make her scream at bedtime (maybe because it's irritating her tummy), some make her eczema flare, and others give her acid reflux (hence the antacid).<br><br>
Carrots, broccoli, asparagus and celery are the only veggies that she can eat at this point. We are trying to find more foods for her.
 

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My son didn't start solids til he was nearly 18 months, and he pooped rainbows for at least 6 months after that. Now that he's on all solids, it's better (more brown) but at 2 1/2, he still can't digest things like popcorn, carrots, and tomato skins.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">she has a lot of minor allergies to different foods. Some of them make her scream at bedtime (maybe because it's irritating her tummy), some make her eczema flare, and others give her acid reflux (hence the antacid).<br><br>
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Have you posted this in the allergy forum? I know parents want their LOs to eat veggies but honestly I think Veg are hard for children to digest for at least the first 2 years. So If DD(she's 2) doesn't eat her veg I don't stress about it good fat is more important at this age imo. I really would try to find an alternative to the antacid IMO I think it will just make things worse in the long run. Give her a probiotic too. Dd still has indigested food in her poop and we have tried enzymes but it caused loose stools for her so I'm trying to figure out what to do next
 

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thanks mamas, it's good to know that it's not rare for them to have food-like poop.<br><br>
I put some digestive enzymes in her food yesterday and I think her poop looks a bit more digested today. Her stool has been loose/looser since she had a stomach bug about a month ago, is that an issue/problem?<br><br>
We are slowly lowering her antacid dose. So far, she is down to half of what she was having and it's still good. Maybe she can be completely off in a couple of weeks.
 
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