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Can organic food cause poop problems in babies?

I babysit a 10 month old. She is fed organic baby food. Her poops are really bad exploding poops...everyone of them. And I mean all the way down her legs and up her back to her head explodes. I talked to her mom and he took her to the dr and they are doing stool samples to find out whats up. I am not a green person and know nothing about organic foods. So I was wondering if the organic food could be causing this??

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Asked by katiebug840204 at 12:26 PM on Nov. 21, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • i honestly doubt it is because the food is organic. back in the day before there were pesticides, all food was organic and of course those children survived just fine. i grew up on a farm and my parents only fed me food from the farm they grew themselves which is essentially considered organic. i don't see why then are taking a stool sample just because she has a lot of poop. i'm not a doctor though so i wouldn't know. i think it is healthier and normal though if a baby poops a lot rather then not poop.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:39 PM on Nov. 21, 2008

  • No I wouldnt think it would make much difference.

    Explosive poos can also be a result of swallowing a lot of air as well.

    What do you mean by organic baby food anyway? Is she still being fed jar food? That is probably the reason.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:00 PM on Nov. 21, 2008

  • I feed my son organic cereal, organic formula and organic foods and this is not a side effect. Not one I have ever come across at least. My son has had constipation issues since birth and being on organic everything has not made his stools loose ever.

    Answer by maxsmom11807 at 1:17 PM on Nov. 21, 2008

  • it's more likely caused by the type of food the baby is eating, not the organic aspect of it.

    Answer by heatherama at 5:15 PM on Nov. 21, 2008

  • Yes she is STILL??? being fed baby food..she is ONLY 10 months old! She isn't old enough to be on table food yet. And she eats a little of every type of food. The dr said to stop the stage 3 foods for now cause they have milk product in them...i dunno. Guess I will find out what they think next week soemtime.

    Answer by katiebug840204 at 10:11 PM on Nov. 21, 2008

  • My son also gets organic food and had had constipation problems since he was born. He's almost 16 months. I would have to agree that explosive poo is not a side effect of an organic diet.

    Answer by sjanel at 9:31 PM on Nov. 23, 2008

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