There is something that is just 'off' about my baby son. I cant quite pin point it but I can just feel theres something not right. His poo is similar to what youre describing and he has heaps more a day than hes supposed to, hes had a urinary infection, his eating and weight gain is all over the place - sometimes really good and he gains heaps and the next week he refuses to eat and wont gain any.
Hes almost 2 months old, and since the week he was born I just cant get the idea of it being cf out of my head. He did have the newborn screen test though - and evidently it didnt show up anything.
No tests have been done aside from the newborn screen. It says it picks up 95% of cases. Hes not sick or showing any sysmptoms really. I think his stool looks wet and shiny and he still goes4-6 times a day (hes 3 months old and fully breastfed). Ive been told his stool looks like breastfed stool but his dirty nappies should have slowed down a month ago. He also gets mucousy in his chest. It comes and goes, in a matter of minutes. One minute he will be fine then all of a sudden gets mucousy then after 5 min or so he will be fine again. I think his stool smell bad, not like i remember my first ds at all, but again Ive been assured they smell normal for a breastfed baby so I dont know. There is no family history on either side. So I just dont know.
No family history here. Does he taste salty? When you kiss him on the forehead, do your lips taste salty? DS has more bowel issues, because he's pancreatic insufficient and requires digestive enzymes; however, he also has one of most common mutations, too.
I'd also heard that breast milk actually has enzymes in it, so the stools of bf babies aren't as bad as formula fed babies. That's apparently not the case with you. But I've heard from a couple of people that when they started whole milk or formula, there were increased problems with loose stools.
If you feel things just aren't right. Push for additional testing.