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Bowel mucus is a very important part of good digestive health. It serves as the engine oil of sorts to the motor of the gastrointestinal tract providing much needed lubrication, as well as a means to help trap and flush out outside invaders like bacteria.
Babies can have weird poop pretty regularly. Their diet entails high nutrient breast milk or formula that can entirely change the look, color and consistency of fecal matter (as well as the smell). It’s not uncommon in infants to experience
Bowel mucus is downright gross. Most of the time, it is completely unseen and never makes it out the back end. Sometimes however, it is visible, and can be rather alarming. Under most circumstances, there is nothing to fear from clear mucus in stool or that which is whitish, so long as no other symptoms are present.
Bowel mucus can be disgusting and unpleasant, but it’s actually good for your body. It’s not uncommon in fact to see traces of clear, white and yellow mucus in stool. The intestines use this jelly like goo to act as a lubricant, which can make moving things along the digestive tract much smoother.