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#1 minidiamond

Posted 18 December 2012 - 09:43 AM

There is no polite way to put this, but literally overnight my DS's farts have really started stinking !  He's always been windy and has a bit of reflux but while the noise used to escape, there was never really any associated smell - until now. He's exclusively BF, I have not changed anything in my diet at all.

The only other change that's occurred is that rather than pooing twice or more a day, it's once a day or maybe once every two days (with the corresponding poosplosion).

#2 lovealpacas

Posted 18 December 2012 - 09:46 AM

Is he on reflux meds? DD2 is on Losec (and fully BF) and her poos are now very explosive and on the nose, not like DD1's lovely fully-breastfed sweet smelling poos sad.gif

#3 minidiamond

Posted 18 December 2012 - 12:52 PM

No meds
Nothing is going in that wasn't before

#4 follies

Posted 18 December 2012 - 12:57 PM

Could he have a little tummy bug? are there any other signs of being sick?

#5 minidiamond

Posted 18 December 2012 - 01:10 PM

No other signs that I can tell ? Not esp grouchy no temp etc.
It's been like this for about a week definitely nothing altered in my diet

I gave him the tiniest amount of Panadol three nights ago for what seemed to be teething but it was way under the reccomended amount for his age and weight

#6 bjk76

Posted 18 December 2012 - 01:16 PM

Double post

Edited by bjk76, 18 December 2012 - 01:17 PM.


#7 CallMeProtart

Posted 18 December 2012 - 01:16 PM

Has he just had his vaccinations or anything?
The rotavirus vaccine messed with my kids poo.

I think poos being longer in between WOULD cause them to be smellier - but still a full time breastfed babies farts and poo should not be that smelly I'd have thought...

#8 futureself

Posted 18 December 2012 - 01:16 PM

I was taught at my ABA breastfeeding class that it's VERY normal for breastfed babies to only poo once every few days or even once a week once out of the newborn stage (i.e after 3 months). Downside of this of course is the longer it's in there, more gases form and the wind and poo itself can be stinkier than if it's moving through twice a day if that makes sense.  original.gif Of course check it out if there's a change in consistency or if he seems uncomfortable or distressed, but I was told not to worry as long as it's still the right colour and consistency.

#9 bjk76

Posted 18 December 2012 - 01:16 PM

It's because he's not pooing as often. DS was breastfed and at between 3-5 months he stopped pooing daily and would poo about every 5 days. These poos would really stink.

It's apparently quite normal in breastfed babies, although I didn't know anyone else whose baby did this. Apparently even going 14 days between poos is normal! VERY smelly though! They do this when they're doing a lot of growing and use up pretty much everything in your breastmilk.

I enjoyed the break from dirty nappies - the break was worth the poosplosion!

#10 Jax12

Posted 18 December 2012 - 01:21 PM

I noticed DS's poos and farts became more stinky the less he poohed.  He went from 2 or more inoffensive poos to only going once every 2-3 days when he was about 4 months old, and they were very pongy!  Also exclusively breastfed, so sounds normal in my experience.

#11 minidiamond

Posted 18 December 2012 - 03:04 PM

Thanks for the replies.
I had read that poos decrease and that's certainly happened in the same time frame as the stinky bottom burps so the gas build up sounds like it could be the reason.  

Callmealig, he had his vaccs two weeks ago so I'm thinking any live virus would've passed through already ?




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