Re: Mucous in stool Help!
are the streaks on the outside of the poop or mixed in? The grunting/straining makes me thing maybe he's got some fissures or cracks right at the edge of his anus that are maybe bleeding a bit when he poops.
FWIW, the pediatric gastroenterologist who ultimately had me switch to formula with my son told me that if it had just been blood in his stool he wouldn't have had me switch. It was the other symptoms that really worried him- weight loss, lethargy, severe eczema, etc. So A bit of blood here and there is not a reason to switch, no. Depending on how bad it is and how long it continues it may be a reason to try an elimination diet and try to figure out what is causing the problem.
I would start with cutting soy and see if that helps.
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