Mucous in Stool of Infants

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Mucous in Stool


My baby is 2.5 months old. He has this problem of runny stools with mucous for over 3 weeks now. We consulted a paediatrician and she sensed that CMPI (Cow milk protein intolerance) could be the reason to it.

The blood traces in the stool are now not seen, but mucous is still there. The child is otherwise ok. Please suggest what could be done? Is mucous in the stool ok?

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Jun 07, 2013
Mucous Stool
by: Anon


If the doctor says it's cow protein causing the issue, I would suggest that you eliminate cows protein (all diary products) from your diet if you are breastfeeding.

If you are not breastfeeding, I suggest you get a formula that is cow protein free.

Many babies are allergic to cows protein in the first few weeks of life, but this should improve with time. Most babies usually outgrow this between 6 months and a year.

Hope this helps


By Tracy


Yes, this is okay. If your baby is happy and is growing and eating well, you don’t need to worry too much about it. There are many moms that notice a few mucous stools. It is not always a need for concern. Most times, when Baby starts to eat solids, the sliminess disappears.


Mucousy stool

by Anupama Sarkar
My baby was born at 34 weeks and now he is 4.5 month old and having mucous stools.
Dr gave him antibiotic Ciprofloxacin for 7 days and no improvement. He is on breast feed.

His stool is too much slippery with mucous and sometimes green and I understand that he has pain before passing stool.

He is too much uncomfortable when feed. I thought it was from oversupply so I just pump some milk before feeding and also quit all kinds of dairy items.

Please admin help me, what should I eat and do to prevent this. He is crying all day n ignores to eat.

Just tell me what should be my food habit? plz help plz

Dec 21, 2013
Mucus and Blood in Stools
by: Just another mom


Have you started introducing solids into baby's diet? An introduction of solids can cause some tummy issues, especially if baby is under 4-6 months of age.

As far as I know it is very rare that something in your diet would cause the discomfort, but in those rare cases it could be a number of things such as dairy, nuts, fish, citrus fruits, caffeinated foods and drinks. Before you eliminate any of these from your diet, it is best to first get your baby tested for allergies. Eliminating certain foods unnecessarily is also not advisable due to new resent research, that suggests that the introduction of "culprit allergy foods" into your baby's diet in small amounts from the age of 4 months can prevent allergic reactions later on.

A mother is now encouraged to eat these foods during pregnancy and breastfeeding, unless she herself if allergic to a specific food. Some culprit foods include dairy products, nuts, fish, eggs, wheat, soy and citrus fruits.

Reference for this new information: Allergies - Where are we now? & Early consumption of peanuts in infancy is associated with a low prevalence of peanut allergy.

Have you tried massage? Sometimes, a massage after baby has had a bath, can help get rid of trapped wind.


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