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why my 3 month old son has a lot of mucus in his stool?
from the begining i give him formula, at 3 weeks old he was put on alimentum(hypoallergenic formula) because he had constipation and abdominal cramp all the time. at 6 weeks old he had intestin inflamation and had blood in his stool, so we change the milk for neocate(amino acid base formula). the blood stop 2 days later but the mucus stay and its been 6 weeks hes on neocate and no change in the mucus. it has a lot of mucus in his stool and the color is green/brown sometime look orange. my son also have ezema and acid reflux , he was on losec but i stop to give him the medication 2 weeks ago because it was not working . otherwise hes growing good, only the mucus worry me a lot. our pedriatrician is out of town for a month, i have an appointment with her in 5 weeks. i saw my family doctor and i call the healt link but nobody can give me an answer, i dont know what to do so please help me. thanks

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Hi, christina,

If the blood has stopped, if he is gaining weight and is in general healthy on the amino acid formula Neocate, then I wouldn't worry about some mucous.  Keep track of this and record stuff so your pediatrician can give you some ideas.  Again, mucous in the stools is not a big deal in a healthy baby who is being closely followed by a good pediatrician.

Good luck, Dr. Olson

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