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Infant with reddish chunks in the stool. Constipation. What is happening?

My daughter is 7.5 months old and has had red chunks in her stools today. She isn t on any medicine and hasn t had anything to eat that s out of the usual and acts fine. She normally has a bowel movement once every 3 or 4 days but yesterday she had five. They were solid form. Then today she had two BM s that were watery and brown but had red chunks. It looked just like diced tomatoes. Same color and everything. What could it mean?
Asked On : Thu, 14 Mar 2013
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Your 7.5mths daughter is most probably on complementary feeds and for a baby it is not abnormal to have more than 3 soft loose stools with visible food remnants .Since their tummies are not mature enough to digest the food properly they do pass undigested food items in the stools.So i think you should relax however if the stools have blood in them then it might be of concern and you should get in touch with her pediatrician.
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