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    Default smell in urine - think teeth

    I have a quick question (nursing is not really my issue i just thought i would get a better response from LLL). My last child is a boy and he has just turned one who i plan on nursing til 2-3 years. his urine is recently having a strong odour and sometimes his stool has the same odour. he is not in cloth diapers. he uses seventh generation. i think it is teeth. Really what i want to know is why? and is there something I should do or not do.
    i have breastfed all my other children for a minimum of 2years and never had this issue.
    any thoughts

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    Default Re: smell in urine - think teeth

    What sort of odor is it?
    Teal

    25 May 96 and 14 January 08 and 27 February 2012

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    Default Re: smell in urine - think teeth

    Is he running a fever? When my DD2 was 10 months old her urine started to smell much stronger then usual. She was also running an on and off again fever for several days. It turned out to be a urinary tract infection. I think it is pretty rare in boys but IMO, if he gets a fever I would be in contact with his doctor and let him know about the smell.
    Mommy to DM 6/21/06 and YR 4/9/08 30 months and counting

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    Default Re: smell in urine - think teeth

    I'd be inclined to think urinary tract infection also. As smelly urine is one of the symptoms to look out for in babies.

    http://www.babycenter.com/0_urinary-...ction_10910.bc

    There's some info on this link that may help you work out if it could be a UTI.
    Alison, mummy to Erin
    Born @ 30 weeks, 2nd July 2008, 3lb 11oz, fully breastfed

    cloth nappy wearing bub.

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    Default Re: smell in urine - think teeth

    When you say his stool sometimes has that smell, are you certain he hasn't peed as well? Because a UTI shouldn't affect stool smell... And I can't imagine teeth affecting pee.

    Any more information you can give would be helpful in figuring this out!
    Teal

    25 May 96 and 14 January 08 and 27 February 2012

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    Default Re: smell in urine - think teeth

    Hi,
    it is not a UTI. he has been examined/screened for UTI's because my daughter has a reflux back to her kidney. The smell comes and goes. it actually smells more like a food. and sometimes i swear i can smell it in my own urine (much less frequently).

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    That sort of sounds to me like a food sensitivity. In our family, wheat does that. Makes our pee and poo smell sort of like cereal.
    Teal

    25 May 96 and 14 January 08 and 27 February 2012

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    Default Re: smell in urine - think teeth

    Sometimes asparagas can make your pee smell funny
    Proud mom of 2:
    DD 5/2008 nursed for 3 years and 3 months.
    DS born 8/2011 nursing like a champ

    Sorry for the short responses...always, always, always NAK or holding a baby

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