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3 month old on formula fed and having foul smelling gas. What should I do?

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Hi, my 3 month old son has foul smelling gas, he is formula fed. Is there something I can do? I have already introduced probiotics once daily. His stool is a funky XXXXXXX color, I have attributed that to the iron fortified
formula? He is a happy baby and thriving otherwise.
Thank you
Posted Thu, 13 Dec 2012 in Child Health
Answered by Dr. Uma Rajah Ananth 2 hours later
Welcome to HCM!

You seem to know the reason for the XXXXXXX coloured stool!
The foul smelling gas - is it a new problem?
Since how long you observe it?

I don't think that you should worry as long as

1 He is happy

2 The stools are not watery.

3. He has no abdominal discomfort.

All the best
Dr Uma

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