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    My baby is a poo machine - she is fully breastfed - no solids. She does about 6-8 poos a day - usually just yellow mustard IYKWIM in various consistencies, but this morning when I changed her she had done a massive poo that had these long stringy bits in it (what is it?!!!!), she hasn't pooed again today (as at 6pm) - she has otherwise been a picture of health - playing laughing, snoozing etc. Has anyone else's bub done any similar weird poos? Should I be worrried?


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    stringy how so?? do you think it could be worms???

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    if it mucousy she could be swallowing snot or phlegm (sp) esp if she has had a cold etc. Because they cant blow their noses it runs down the back of their throats and they swollow it. When my DD's arent well or have runny noses i always have stringy mucous in their poo's.......hmmm nice i know.

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    Yuk! worms!!! I don't know...I've never seen worms in poo before, excuse my ignorance but are are they alive? Her poo was otherwise a normal colour - what other symptoms accompany "worms" and how would she get it.

    She doesn't have a cold or a runny nose either, so I guess that can be ruled out.
    Worms!!! yuk! Yuk! yuk! How do I rule it (in) or out?

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    Hi Lilli
    Worms are alive and you would probably be able to see them moving. They are usually thin long and a white or cream colour. They are caught from animals and other people/children.

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    Hey Lilly, could just be one of those poos... I have seen all sorts of textures and colours, LOL! I agree with Hoody, sometimes a bit of snot can make poo look bizarre...

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    She didn't poo for the rest of the day yesterday (as the stringy poo was a monster poo!). She did a normal (big) poo this morning with no stringy bits - if it is worms are they in every poo? Could it have been just a one-off weirdo poo?

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    It could have been a one-off.... my bubs used to get my hair wrapped around their fingers, which would then go in their mouths if I didn't spot it fast enough.... and then it would come out the other end in their nappies.... do you have blonde hair?

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    My vote would be for the once-off weirdo poo... And I'm sure you'll see many more to come!

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    If it was worms it would be in every poo

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    OK, well we have no animals or contact with animals and none of my family incl. nieces or nephews have animals or worms and the stringy bits are gone now - so maybe it was my hair (I'm not a blonde but it could have been my hair). OK, one-off weirdo poo! Thanks everyone!!
    PS will be more aware of "worms" from now on!!!

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    Sweet dreams

    Sorry could not resist

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    Alan.

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    Thanks Alan, dreams ok but strangely have turned off spaghetti!

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    LOL Lilli - I think even I will never eat vermacelli noodles with satay sauce after reading your thread

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