Welcome to the Lo-Fi, text only version of Essential Baby's forums
The Essential Baby forums
cover all areas of parenting
and stages development for babies
as well as parenting lifestyle
areas including Family Travel
, Nutrition & Wellbeing
If you'd like to post and interact with EB's parenting forums
read more articles about conception
or more please visit Essential Baby
for the full site experience.
25/03/2009, 10:24 AM
Sorry ladies, but I'm not sure where else to ask.
My DS is 5 months old, fully forumula fed and sometimes (most of the time) his poo is soft and watery. It's hard to explain, but it's like it has hard bits in it - not hard but toothpastey but then watery stuff comes out too.
A couple of times he has poo'd during nudey time on his rug and it's like there is the pastey stuff, but then a ring of discoulered area on the rug where the watery stuff has soaked in. I've noticed it in his cloth nappies also.
Often if he is in a disposable, you can see where the watery liquid has soaked the disposable only leaving some muchy bits on top.
He is not a skinny baby by any means and has just started now to slow down weight gain. He hasn't gained any weight in the last 3 weeks but the last nurse I saw said that is normal and so long as he is following the same growth curve (he is - 75th percentile) than it isn't a problem.
I often struggle to feed him his bottles during the day. He doesn't seem very hungry or starts hungry but then pushes the bottle away. He will struggle to have 3 x 150ml during the day but then seems ravenous at his last feed of the day (6.30pm ish) and drains 240ml.... He wakes 2-3 times a night and can be quite difficult to settle (for his day sleeps also)
He has been on the same formula since he was about 5 weeks old.
I have an appointment with the nurse tomorrow but was wondering if anyone else has experienced this.
25/03/2009, 10:33 AM
The only thing I can think of is that he is wee'ing in his nappy when he poos to cause the watery consistency. Possibly the same on the rug.
Have you tried dropping him down to 120mls and giving him 5 bottles a day and not 4?
What time is the first time he wakes during the night? If it is before midnight, have you tried giving him a 5th bottle then?
His weight doesn't seem and issue and you haven't mentioned that he screams or throws up often, so I personally don't think there is anything sinister going on.
Does that help at all? All the best for your apt tomorrow.
25/03/2009, 11:58 AM
He gets 5 bottles a day now. 3 x 150ml, 1 x 240ml and then another 150ml when he wakes in the night. I am currently only feeding him once during the night but settling him the other times. He used to only wake once during the night.
The last two nights he woke at 11.30pm and 4am. the first night I fed him at 11.30pm and then re-settled at 4am. Last night I re-settled at 11.30pm and fed at 4am. Maybe I should just feed him both times??
I thought maybe he is starting to wake up hungry indicating solids may be soon but he doesn't seem at all hungry during the day and I tried him on some rice cereal and he wasn't very fussed. who knows.
But you're right - he isn't screaming or fussing at the bottle - just doesn't seem interested. He has started to posset alot more than usual. Not vomit, but just possets of curdled milk.
Maybe it's teething? Who knows, it's such a guessing game. I just hate the thought that something might be wrong and that is why his sleep is so bad.
This is a "lo-fi" version of our main content. To view the full version with more information, formatting and images, please click here
is the place to find parenting information
and parenting support
relating to conception
, family budgeting
, family travel
, nutrition and wellbeing
, family entertainment
, tips for the family home
, child-friendly recipes
. Try our pregnancy due date calculator
to determine your due date
, or our ovulation calculator
to predict ovulation
and your fertile period
. Our pregnancy week by week guide
shows your baby's stages of development
. Access our very active mum's discussion groups
in the Essential Baby forums
to talk to mums about conception
and parenting lifestyle
. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database
of more than 22,000 baby names
, popular baby names
, boys' names
, girls' names
and baby names advice
in our baby names forum
. For the latest baby clothes
, maternity clothes
, maternity accessories
, toddler products
, kids toys
and kids clothing
and other parenting resources
, check out Essential Baby