Infant Foul Smelling Greasy Stool Birth Disorder Symptom

Some common disorders associated with foul-smelling greasy stool include:

  • Lactose intolerance
  • Cerebral Palsy and nutritional problems
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Pancreatic insufficiency

Lactose Intolerance: What It Means

There are cases where infant foul-smelling greasy stool happens because your child is lactose intolerant. This means that they can’t digest milk. The small intestines of your child can’t break down the lactose, and this causes greasy poop.

There are some ways around this. For example, give your child foods that are free of lactose. In especially severe cases of infant greasy poop, you may have to remove all the lactose from their diet.

Cystic Fibrosis: Major Concern

Never take this condition lightly. Cystic fibrosis happens due to lung damage and nutritional deficiencies. It causes terrible smelling poop in your baby and also alters their pancreatic fluids, sweat, and tears.

There a few symptoms that could indicate that your child has cystic fibrosis. Some of the things that you might see include:

  • Frequent respiratory infection
  • Intestinal blockage causing constipation or abdominal discomfort
  • Poor weight gain
  • Slow growth
  • Ongoing cough

Cerebral Palsy: What You Need to Know

This harmful birth disorder can cause a child to suffer for the rest of their life. If your child suffered from cerebral palsy due to a birth injury caused by someone on the medical staff, you may be entitled to receive financial support. Often, when your child has foul-smelling greasy stools, it is due to malnourishment. You need to make sure that your child gets the right level of nutrients, and this becomes even more important when they have cerebral palsy.

When your child displays this symptom, it is important to speak with your child’s dietician and doctor because they can give you specific advice that may be helpful. You should, however, take note that just because your child has foul-smelling greasy stools, does not mean that he or she has CP. It may be an underlying cause of something else if not previously diagnosed with CP.

You may notice your child’s stool is normally foul-smelling. But, if you notice something different from your child’s normal, it is important to check and make sure that it is not occurring for some other reason. It could indicate a more serious health issue.

You may also notice bloating, flatulence, or diarrhea. Most of the conditions that cause this can be managed. However, it is essential that you speak with your doctor as soon as possible to help treat it early before it has the opportunity to evolve into something worse.

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