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So it looks like I should stick to rice and sweet potatoes for a while to see if Lina's super watery, mucousy poops start being more mustard-like. Should I also stop taking my multivitamin? I'm afraid to do so when I'm going to restrict food so much.<br><br>
Also, there's a possibility the mucous is related to me eating onions--that being the main likely-to-cause-problems food. Would it be worth just avoiding those and hoping or would that just delay things?<br><br>
Oh, and if you know of an innocuous reason for mucousy poop in a one-week old (trust me, she's not teething), that'd be great.<br><br>
Other than the super loose and mucousy stools, she's fine. No rashes, no real fussiness.
 

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If you read up in the resources sticky, there's a thread on elimination diets, what your options are, how to do them, etc.<br><br>
The one (mostly) innocuous reason for mucusy poop is hindmilk/foremilk imbalance? Do you possibly have over-active letdown? If not. . .<br><br>
Are you eating dairy? That is the number one culprit as food sensitivities in infants go. Are you taking probiotics? If you do take one, make sure it's dairy-free. Kirkman's is a good company for that. They also make hypoallergenic multi-vitamins. Was there anything out of the ordinary with your labor/delivery? Any antibiotics for you or her before, during or after birth? Was it a vaginal birth? Did your other lo have food sensitivities?<br><br>
BTW, I love the name Lina <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/duh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="duh"> stickies...The instructions I read elsewhere (e.g. Sears) didn't address supplements or medications<br><br>
Yeah, dairy, wheat. assorted fruits<br><br>
labor was long and I ended up with an epidural. No abx though.<br><br>
I thought fore/hind milk imbalances = green poop?
 

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fore/hind milk imbalance *usually* manifests in a greenish, frothy/foamy stool. i tend to think mucous is something else - something is irritating the gut lining.<br><br>
mucous is the body's way of cleansing (think snot when you have a cold).<br><br>
you might look into going gluten, dariy & soy-free for the time being. Those are the "big" ones and even if you or your LO aren't sensitive to them, they can be incredibly hard to digest and irritate an already sensitive system.<br><br>
in addition, taking probiotics daily (or multiple times a day, even) can really help.<br><br>
enzymes before meals/snacks can help break down foods and help your body digest them better (so you don't have huge food particles wandering around your body once they've escaped your leaky gut).<br><br>
finally, you may want to consider yeast... can you limit/cut out "sugary" foods - the obvious ones like sugar/honey/syrup/etc as well as potatoes, squash, fruit, processed grains...?<br><br>
the fact that your LO is already having mucous at 1wk old is telling me that there is something going on with you first and foremost. this is the situation we had/have in our house. i didn't understand it at the time (3+yrs ago), and it took me until she was 20m old with terrible, chronic eczema to put all of the pieces together (in fairness we were Dairy-free from 3wks to 3m, but it didn't help because of all the other stuff going on).<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"><br><br>
ask lots of questions. we all have lots of suggestions and tons of support.<br><br>
PS - i looked at your birth pics. your LO is beautiful. and I love her name. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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Yes, everything that menomena said. And I would add eggs to the list of common offenders in babies.
 

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Simon had very watery, occasionally mucousy poops all the time as a newborn. AFAIK it wasn't anything wrong - or at least, nothing that bothered him, and it cleared up on its own.
 

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I agree that gluten/dairy/soy is a better first line of attack than a TED. And easier on your still-healing-milk-supply-establishing post partum body, too.<br><br>
Any other symptoms or is it just poo? Have you had a doctor look at a poo (or picture of it?)
 

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Only symptom was poo, mucousy ness is considerably less, no blood in poop on Friday when we took sample to the office, dr. had seen mucous in 1 week olds before and it cleared up so we're giving it a week to see if the mucous mostly goes away since she isn't bothered by it.<br><br>
Plus, this gives me time to work out what to eat if there isn't more improvment as she ages.
 
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