Pee & Poop Related Articles & Blog Posts

  • Better Late Than Early?

    Better Late Than Early?

    When is the best age to start toilet learning in children? A study published in the April 2003 issue of Pediatrics reports that starting intensive toilet training before 27 monthsdid nothing to hasten the time that toilet learning was completed – all it did was to lengthen the months of toilet learning. Intensive toilet training […]

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  • Urine Odor

    Urine Odor

    My 5-week-old’s urine smells like brown sugar. He gets mostly breast milk (some soy formula and about 1 ounce of watered down apple/prune juice for hard stools). Should I be concerned by the sugary smell in his urine?

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  • Bowel Movement Frequency

    Bowel Movement Frequency

    I take Methyldopa 500 mg twice a day for hypertension. I’m breastfeeding a 6-month-old who just started rice cereal. She has been having bowel movements about every five to six days since she was 4 months old. She seems…

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  • Diaper Crystals

    Diaper Crystals

    I found clear crystals on my 4-week-old son’s scrotum for four days now. They are not the orange-colored crystals that you describe in one of your articles. They are clear and hard like salt crystals. He is gaining weight…

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  • Formula and Diarrhea

    Formula and Diarrhea

    I’d like to supplement my breastfed 3-month-old with formula, but it seems to be giving her diarrhea. Is she allergic? What can I use as a supplement?

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  • Stool Changes

    Stool Changes

    My daughter is 3 weeks old and nursing. For the last week she’s had diarrhea. Should I be worried?

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  • Stool Holding

    Stool Holding

    I babysit a 4-year-old boy who has started holding stool. He has also pretty well stopped eating. Is there anything I can do about this?

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  • Stool Consistency

    Stool Consistency

    My 7-month-old had diarrhea for a week, so the doctor changed her formula from Similac to Isomil. Now her stools are too thick and she is having trouble passing them. I’m afraid she will get hemorrhoids.

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  • Loose Stools

    Loose Stools and Fiber

    Can too much fiber in the diet of a 17-month-old cause loose bowels?

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  • Blood in Urine

    Blood in Urine

    My 3-year-old son was recently treated for a urinary tract infection, but during the follow-up the doctor noted that my son still has traces of blood in his urine. Could this be something other than a UTI?

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