My 3 month old has what appears to be mucus in her stools for almost 1 month now. One month ago she received vaccinations (RotaTeq and Prevenar). Her stools are runny, liquidy and full of mucus. The color is dark mustard or orange (they used to be lighter in color.... they began darkening when she transitioned from making 4-5 times a day down to 1 time approximately every 36 hours). I have never seen blood in the stool and the color has not left the yellow-orange spectrum. Her stools never used to be like this and my diet has been fairly consistent since her birth . She is gaining weight and is otherwise a happy child. What is going on here?
A slight amount of mucus is normal in stools. If you are breastfeeding your baby, then she can have up to 7-10 golden yellow stools which appear like small dots against a slight liquidy background. The stain should be about 3-4 inches big on the diaper. If your baby is only passing a stool every 3rd day, as you have written, you should not worry at all. Also, if you are concerned, you can collect a little of that stool in a small plastic jar and submit it to a lab for a "Routine" stool study. Do let me know if you do this, so that I can guide you further.
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