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Undigested food in my kids poop?

By February 25, 2009 - 2:57pm
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I'm sorry for the "gross" question!

I notice some undigested foods in my kids poop. namely- raisins, orange segments and corn for the most part.

is she getting nutrition here, or are they just going through her system as useless foods? she is pre-kindergarten. her diet is generally very healthy.


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Raisins and corn are not easily digested....and this is a good sign! These high-fiber fruits, grains and veggies are not broken down by the enzymes in our digestive tracts, and we've heard about all of the benefits of a high-fiber diet...good for you for getting your kiddos to eat their fruits and veggies!

When to see your doctor: if there are other symptoms, such as persistent diarrhea, weight loss, etc.

February 26, 2009 - 1:16pm
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If the stool is normal colored and there aren't any other symptoms, then it is likely ok. The food seems to be high-fiber which often goes through not fully digested (especially if not chewed well).

However, I would check with a doctor. If the poop gets to be a different color or there are other symptoms, it might be a sign of malabsorption.

February 26, 2009 - 9:18am

I'm wondering if maybe she has an allergy to those foods....

February 25, 2009 - 10:58pm
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