My 3-month-old baby passed mucus in her stools. What could be the cause?

Q. What should be done if a 3-month-old baby passes mucus in stools?

Answered by
Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Sep 02, 2022 and last reviewed on: Sep 24, 2023

Hello doctor,

My baby is three months old and has around 9.92 lbs weight, but he has stool and mucus. Although, fever subsides after giving him antibiotics, the mucus comes in small quantities, and motion is smelly, with two to three episodes per day.

Kindly help with what to do for mucus.



Welcome to

I read your query and can understand your concern.

There is no need to give a tablet Paracetamol or antibiotics if the temperature is below 100 degrees Fahrenheit. However, if the temperature is 100 degrees Fahrenheit or more, I suggest you provide drops of Crocin 0.6 ml (100 mg/ml) four to six hourly.

(Consult a specialist doctor, discuss with them and give these medications with their consent).

If the temperature stays above 100 degrees Fahrenheit for more than three days or if the temperature crosses 103 degrees, it is advisable to get evaluated physically by a pediatrician with possible blood investigations based on physical examination.

Please note that it is normal for children below six months to pass stools 10 to 20 times a day or once in two to three days. Both are fine and are not labeled as constipation or diarrhea. No treatment is required in such cases. Treatment is only needed when there is documented fever, lethargy, or refusal to feed.

The mucus may be due to the antibiotics. It should stop once the antibiotics are stopped.

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