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My dd is 12, weeks is EBF, happy, and 17#--so growth is not an issue, and she is such a happy baby. So here's my question:<br>
She has very runny stools, and has never had the curdled stools my other two had. Maybe every now and then, one or two curds. Many times, it's like mustard colored water; other times it's more thick and *creamy*. She isn't regulated in her poops...usually one a day or every other day, but hardly ever more than once a day. Is this normal? I keep telling myself if it wan't right, she wouldn't be so happy/calm/easy going. But I just got to thinking--could this be a sign of digestion issues (already), and if so, what would I do for it? (I'm really hoping that you all think this is normal...) BTW, we are just now figuring out her older sis has some food sensitivities, if that makes a dif. Thanks,
 

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I thought BF babies were supposed to have mustard-y poop. My babies were both like this.
 

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Yes, mustard color, but my other dc had stools that looked like mustard colored cottage cheese whereas dd's has no curds and is completely runny. Is this how your child's is? Thanks<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/innocent.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shy">
 

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What I remember from when my ds was that little was that the poop went through a variety of changes. Sometimes it was very black and then for a while it was definitely mustard colored. It sounds to me that your baby is completely normal and that as long as you ebf she will continue to be. Keep doing what your doing and enjoy these poops because once they start eating lots of fruit and veggies things can get rather gross! My ds is 2 1/2 and unfortunately no longer nursing. He weaned himself at 15 months during my second pregnancy which unfortunately resulted in a miscarriage at 13 weeks. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/slingboy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Slingboy">: <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/angel.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="angel"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/angel2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Angel2">
 

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FWIW, my son has *always* had runny stools, and about the time he was dxd on the autism spectrum he tested allergic to multiple things (despite not showing typical signs like rash, hives, etc..).<br><br>
I totally agree with pp that it could be normal for your munchkin. But I wouldn't rule out (asymptomatic) allergies in the future either, esp. if your other dd is showing signs.<br><br>
Good luck~
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Yes, mustard color, but my other dc had stools that looked like mustard colored cottage cheese whereas dd's has no curds and is completely runny. Is this how your child's is? Thanks<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/innocent.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shy"></div>
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Sorry, I should've clarified. I meant to say it was very runny, too.
 

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It sounds like normal BF baby poop to me. Or, more accurately, well within the range of "normal" for BF baby poop. Thicker poop is also normal.
 

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It sounds normal, but watch that it doesn't become progressively more runny. My food allergic dd had stools like that but they got runnier and runnier until they were the consistency of water, almost completely absorbed by her diaper.
 

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What do they smell like? If they are pleasant (like buttered popcorn or curried yogurt is typically how normal EBF poop should smell like)<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
Giving bifidobacterium will certainly not hurt her and might help. Although the happiness issue sure speaks volumes in terms of nothing being wrong! What was the disposition of your first? Mine was a colicky nightmare! If only I knew then what I know now about the colic/gut flora/allergy connection!
 
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