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8 mo old gets burnt bum each time she tries solids

Posted by on Nov. 27, 2013 at 1:22 AM
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 My dd is 8 mo old.  I don't start solids with my kiddos till they are able to sit up on their own and chew small pieces of food.  DD is doing great with grabbing, getting food to her mouth and chewing it, which to me is a good sign that she is ready for solids.. however when she eats solids, her next poop burns her but.  I have tried avocados, her but got burned so we waited a few days till her poop was normal again, then bananas.. same thing happened, waited, tried peaches, pears, apples.. she would just spit those out, doesn't like those at all.  Tried sweet potatoes.. she loved them.. next poop burned her butt.  So now I'm not sure about trying anything.  With how quickly it burns her butt (meaning after she eats, I'm constantly checking her diaper so that I can change her right after she poops, but I can catch her pooping and change her diaper and within just a few min her butt is flaming red. 

I've decided to stop solids for now, but I'm wondering if anyone has experienced this before and what steps I should take.  She has no issues with breast milk, her poop is 100% normal on just breast milk.  I've never had any of my other 5 kids do this (well, one, with soy products).... most docs are really pushing food at 6 mo so I'm not sure I will get any helpful advice from our doc.  She is gaining weight, and is healthy, happy, and hitting her milestones, so I'm not too concerned about waiting to for her to start solids on a regular basis, I know that really she can stay on just breastmilk for several more months just fine. .. but I am concerned that if we wait a month or two and try again, that we will experience the same issue. 

Could it be that her gut is just not ready to break down solids,or is it possible that there is something else going on?

by on Nov. 27, 2013 at 1:22 AM
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GoodyBrook
by on Nov. 27, 2013 at 1:58 AM

My son, 10 months old, seemingly has food allergies that give him a flaming, painful bum.  We had to get a prescription for bum paste, as we're still trying to figure out exactly what is causing the issue.

I can't help, but I do commiserate with you!

polkaspots
by Gold Member on Nov. 27, 2013 at 5:09 AM
Is the poop itself weird? If it is then i would take get to a gi specialist, but idk where you would take her if it's a skin thing. Maybe a dermatologist?
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MusherMaggie
by Platinum Member on Nov. 27, 2013 at 7:58 AM
I think you have it figured out, and your plan is good. The only thing you haven't mentioned trying is meat; mine started with chicken. You might try that when you do start back up with solids.
MommyO2-6631
by Leslie on Nov. 27, 2013 at 8:45 AM
Agreed, meat is less acidic than fruit and vegetables.


Quoting MusherMaggie:

I think you have it figured out, and your plan is good. The only thing you haven't mentioned trying is meat; mine started with chicken. You might try that when you do start back up with solids.

micheledo
by Bronze Member on Nov. 27, 2013 at 9:16 AM

Two of my six children had the same problem.  They get sores as soon as they poop.  The only thing that took care of it was potty training.  I think they just have more sensitive skin.  They had no other signs of food allergies, so I never thought it was that.

Changing the diaper immediately, giving them plenty of air, and keeping them clean  -  that is all I could do.  Diaper creams didn't do a thing.

daughteroftruth
by on Nov. 27, 2013 at 12:31 PM

 I'm just worried about how acidic it is.. If it is so acidic that its burning her but the moment it comes out, what is it doing to her insides?

Quoting micheledo:

Two of my six children had the same problem.  They get sores as soon as they poop.  The only thing that took care of it was potty training.  I think they just have more sensitive skin.  They had no other signs of food allergies, so I never thought it was that.

Changing the diaper immediately, giving them plenty of air, and keeping them clean  -  that is all I could do.  Diaper creams didn't do a thing.

 

daughteroftruth
by on Nov. 27, 2013 at 12:32 PM

 

Quoting MusherMaggie:

I think you have it figured out, and your plan is good. The only thing you haven't mentioned trying is meat; mine started with chicken. You might try that when you do start back up with solids.

 I have not tried meat, but i am willing. I can try in a few days when her poop returns to normal.  Does it matter what type of meat?  We typically do not have chicken in our home, its mostly turkey, fish, pork, and some red meat.

daughteroftruth
by on Nov. 27, 2013 at 12:34 PM

 

Quoting polkaspots:

Is the poop itself weird? If it is then i would take get to a gi specialist, but idk where you would take her if it's a skin thing. Maybe a dermatologist?

 its not a normal transition from ebf to solids poop. Its thinner, obviously more acidic.  Color depends on what it was that we had her eat..oddly banana's turned her poop green and almost slimy.

daughteroftruth
by on Nov. 27, 2013 at 12:37 PM

 

Quoting GoodyBrook:

My son, 10 months old, seemingly has food allergies that give him a flaming, painful bum.  We had to get a prescription for bum paste, as we're still trying to figure out exactly what is causing the issue.

I can't help, but I do commiserate with you!

 yeah, I have stuff to help with the burns, and was told to put it on as "maintenance'... my biggest concern is what is going on inside her body.  If by the time her poop comes out that it instantly burns her bum... what is it doing to her inside?  I can keep coating her bum with ointment, but that's not going to fix why her poop is so acidic. I worry about what could be causing her tummy to do this.

polkaspots
by Gold Member on Nov. 27, 2013 at 12:39 PM
Then it's definitely a digestive issue and she should be seen by a specialist to figure out why she's having so much trouble digesting foods. I wouldn't wait longer than two months from now to have her seen. She's okay just on milk for 12 months, but it might take some time to figure out what is wrong.


Quoting daughteroftruth:

 


Quoting polkaspots:

Is the poop itself weird? If it is then i would take get to a gi specialist, but idk where you would take her if it's a skin thing. Maybe a dermatologist?

 its not a normal transition from ebf to solids poop. Its thinner, obviously more acidic.  Color depends on what it was that we had her eat..oddly banana's turned her poop green and almost slimy.

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