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    Default TMI: Nearly 3 years old, poo still not solid

    Sorry for the TMI but I'm interested in talking to mothers who have had similar experiences..

    My nearly 3 year old son has never had solid poo. It's always quite sloppy.. It always has been. I understand babies are usually like this, but shouldn't my boy be passing a more solid stool by now?

    He isn't ill, doesn't have any trouble gaining weight and is a highly spirited (haha) and happy kid.

    We don't feed him crap or takeaway etc so it's not that..

    I am considering taking him to the dr, but was just interested if anyone else has a child like this and if they have taken them to the dr, what was the outcome?

    Thank you in advance for any input

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    I would be taking him to GP to be honest, could be an intolerance or something. Since my DS started eating the same as us, his poos were the same as "adult" poos! I'd say he's being doing normal poos since he was 1.

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    Yes I'd be wondering if it was an intolerance to something as well. My DD has a very mild dairy intolerance, it's not officially diagnosed but I can tell when she has had dairy because her poos are very loose. However she does usually complain about a sick tummy as well. Otherwise her poos are like adult poos too.

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    As pp said - dairy or gluten would be the things I would be checking

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    You also need to rule out things like crohn's or other inflammatory bowel problems.

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    Yes absolutely get it checked, my son was the same with loose bowel motions, he was diagnosed with coeliacs and ulcerative colitis at 2.5, he is now 3 gluten free and on medication for the ulcerative colitis and has normal poo

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    I was going to suggest an intolerance too. Especially if he always "seemed colicky" as a little one.

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    yep.

    Hope you work it out

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    I was going to suggest an intolerance as well.

    My DS2 is exactly the same with his stools - never fully formed, and very 'sloppy' (gross, I hate that word). He had bloods taken to screen for coeliac disease, as he also has another autoimmune disease which puts him at a higher risk of developing coeliac disease. His bloods showed elevated antibodies, so he then had an endoscopy and biopsy.

    We just found out this week that the latter was inconclusive, so he needs to have another biopsy...in the meantime, we have to keep him on a full gluten diet so that tests are accurate, and his stools are so bleugh.

    Some people also just have a gluten intolerance/sensitivity (not necessarily coeliac), so keep that in mind, plus dairy intolerances aren't uncommon either.

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    Just wondering how much water he drinks?
    Drinking a lot of water is something that helps if you're constipated, so perhaps too much water if you're not constipated will send you the other way?
    I know that too much water consumption makes our boy do sloppy poops.


 

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