runny poop at 4.5 months

by GurugAkhila H


My LO is 4.5 months and is pooping 4-5 times, daily (little at a time). Its yellow, seedy but watery and comes out of his diaper. Sometimes its frothy too.

Is this normal? He used to go once daily with thicker consistency when 2-3 months old..

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Nov 25, 2015
very normal
by: Tracy


Yes, it sounds very normal. The change could be due to many different things.

It could be due to any introduction of solids or liquids in your baby's diet. This is because your baby's digestive system needs to become accustomed to digesting anything other than breast milk.

It could also be that your baby is going through a growth spurt, which is common at 4 months. Is he breastfeeding more often than usual? The increase in feedings will increase your milk supply, therefore increasing the amount of lactose taken in, which has a laxative effect.

Another reason could be that your baby is starting to teethe. Babies usually have a runnier, acidic smelling poo during teething, due to the fact that they ingest more saliva.

I would suggest that you keep a close eye on the bum to prevent a rash. After you have cleaned your baby's bottom, you can smear some of your own breast milk on the area and leave to air dry for a few minutes before applying the bum cream. Your own breast milk has healing qualities to it, that will prevent a rash. Only do this if your baby is NOT suffering from a yeast infection. Yeast thrives on sugar and your milk contains sugar. An alternative to breast milk if your baby ever has a yeast infection, is coconut oil. Coconut oil contains the same lactic acid as breast milk and is great for preventing yeast infections.

Hope this helps
Kind regards

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