Q There are often little chunks of undigested food in my nine-monthold’s poo. Is this normal?
It’s very common to see undigested matter in a baby’s stool. Your son’s digestive system is new, and needs to get used to a vast variety of foods. Some foods will pass through because they contain insoluble fibre, sweetcorn being a classic example! So, unless there are any other signs for concern, it isn’t usually something to worry about, but chat with your health visitor if you’re unsure. Medications used for reflux will reduce stomach acid and digestive enzymes, so this can cause undigested foods to be present in poo. And, if there’s a history of food intolerance or allergies in the family, then get this checked by your GP.