Q There are of­ten lit­tle chunks of undi­gested food in my nine-mon­thold’s poo. Is this nor­mal?

Mother & Baby (UK) - - HERE TO HELP - Paula Kirkley, Carlisle JC

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.

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