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(TMI warning on the poop description)<br><br>
Recently, my 10 month old has been having some bizarre, explosive poopy diapers. At first I thought it was a reaction to bananas (which we had recently introduced into her diet), but even after stopping the bananas, she's has two more of the explosive dipes since.<br><br>
And it's not one right after the other, nor all in the same time period. They're spaced in between totally normal, mostly solid poops, and over a period of nearly three weeks now. (She's had three of the ones described below, and then mostly normal ones, though a few of those were a bit more runny but normal color and smell.)<br><br>
The explosive ones are yellowy-green, with chunks and very liquidy/mucousy and have a very sharp odor. I can't think of anything I've added to my diet recently that could be causing them. The only other new food she tried were a few bites of avocado. Though I did notice in today's explosion a few carrot bits, but that's not a new food (though it'd been a while since she'd had any). I have let her chew on some molasses/barley teething biscuits, but she hasn't eaten any of them -- just gnawed a bit.<br><br>
Is it a food sensitivity? Is she not getting enough hind milk when we're nursing? We're still primarily breastfeeding, though she's getting more solids now than a few months ago (mostly fruit and oat-based things though). Is there something in my diet she could be just now starting to react to, that hasn't bothered her in the past?<br><br>
Could it be because she's teething? Her top tooth is >this< close to popping through the surface, and has been for a month now. She's been a little warm the past week as if she might have a low grade fever and has been off and on very fussy, but I'd attributed that to the teething, as she's not acting sick (plus, as I said, the poop has been inconsistent so I don't think it's a virus) -- her energy level is fine, her appetite is good, and the fussiness seems to be accompanied by gnawing on things and drooling: classic teething, yes? We've been giving her some Infant Motrin when the homeopathic remedies don't seem to be helping, but I try to always give it to her on a full tummy.<br><br>
So what else could the bizarre poop be? Can teething affect digestion like that?<br><br>
Thanks for any suggestions. I'm at a loss.
 

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*gentle bump*<br><br>
Any suggestions would be helpful. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Strange poop has always been a major teething sign for DS. Your description is exactly what we experience and it comes and goes until the tooth pops through.<br><br>
He got 4 teeth in the space of a month, so I've had some fresh experience with this!<br><br>
HTH
 

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Thanks! I don't recall her having these issues when her bottom two teeth came in, but this top one is definitely causing her much more grief than those two ever did.<br><br>
I've started a food diary for us both, just to make sure it's not food-related, but glad to know it's not uncommon while teething.
 
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