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Gavin is 8 months old now and aside from a few days around 6.5 when we tried bananas and carrots, he's bf only, with no more solids since then. For quite some time, his poo was not so nice smelling.<br><br>
The past week, however, it's been so bad I almost wanted to gag. It's also been more of a paste consistancy, although it has been that way for probably a month or so now. His gas is also horrible - so much so that often I've mistaken the gas for an actual poo.<br><br>
For the past 2-3 weeks I've been taking selenium, magnesium, iron, and Vit E in addition to my normal multi vitamin. Could my extra vitamin intake be contributing to the awful stench he's producing or could it be something else? FWIW, my diet really hasn't varied all that much, and I'm still not eating a whole lot of dairy which caused him problems when he was younger. He has shown no problems from me eating the limited amount of dairy I do.<br><br>
And here I was thinking that I wouldn't have to deal with awful smells until he started solids. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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I can't say for sure, but when I started taking a B1 supplement (to ward off mosquitoes) not only did my urine smell stronger, Declan's did too.<br><br>
Maybe it's the extra vitamin...or perhaps he has a tummy bug.
 

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Hmm. I would cross-post in Health and Healing and maybe PM Hilary and bebe luna, both of whom know a lot about supplementation. I stopped taking extra iron because it seemed to be doing a number on ds' gut, and I know my blood levels have always been excellent, so I'm not worried about anemia.<br><br>
It could also be that he's developed a sensitivity to something you're eating....dairy is always a prime suspect and it does create smelly poops and gas in susceptible babies. Maybe try a 3-week elimination period?<br><br>
I would also start giving him a probiotic for infants on a daily basis. Whatever's going on in his gut, it can't hurt, and it could help balance things out.<br><br>
Another thought - has either of you had a problem with yeast/thrush? That might be messing up his gut.<br><br>
No answers, only ideas! HTH!
 
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