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Infant with white Mucus in stools, started with baby rice. Cause for the mucus?

HI my baby is just over 4months old and i have started giving her a little baby rice mixed with her formular milk, 2-3spoons at a time, once a day on a morning about 45mins after her first bottle. I think shes been teething , she has been showing the typical signs. But for last 2-3 days she has been having stringy white mucus in her stools . She has bowel movements once a day, they are mustardy yellow in colour and at a pastey consistency. Shes well in her self, normal appetite etc. Before this stringy white mucus came up I believe she was a little unwell with a litttle diarrhoea Only thing thats really concerning me is the white mucus in her stools. I haven t caused a problem with her kidneys have i?; by starting her with baby rice. thank you
Asked On : Thu, 14 Feb 2013
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Thanks for your query.
There is some change in stool consistency whenever there is any change in feeding pattern.
Since your baby is active so nothing to worry.
I suggest you to give probiotic like lactobaccilus for 2 to 3 days.
Complementary feeding should be started after 6 months of age.till then i advise you to continue with feeding milk.

Wishing you r baby good health.
God bless.
Answered: Fri, 15 Feb 2013
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