February 18, 2009,
T.K. asks from Joliet, IL on February 17, 2009
Maple Syrup Smell
My 8 1/2 month old son has developed a maple syrup smell in the last few days. He was checked for MSUD as an infant and it came back negative. But, of course, I am worried that something is horribly wrong with my son. The smell is definitely in his diaper and it is not constant. We are going to the doctor hopefully later today, but I thought I would see if any of you had similar experiences and could help calm my worrisome nerves! By the way, I don't take any herbal supplements.
T.B. answers from Chicago on February 17, 2009
E.S. answers from Chicago on February 17, 2009
I am no expert, but I have heard that it could be a sign of diabetes. I don't know where I heard it or how accurate that is. I hope that's not the case for you.
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C.B. answers from Chicago on February 17, 2009
I have smelled that smell many times. I have three kids and do daycare. It's definitely from the diaper. I really don't think it's anything to worry about. I joke that it's much better when the diapers smell like pancakes then when they smell like something else(LOL). What you eat definitely has an effect on how everything smells when it comes back out.
H.D. answers from Chicago on February 18, 2009
Does he eat Cheerios? The girl I babysit for eats lots of them and her pee always smells like it after. Especially when she has the honey nut kind.
A.M. answers from Chicago on February 17, 2009
J.P. answers from Chicago on February 17, 2009
The only time my son had the same smell was when I was taking fenugreek for milk production. Are you taking any herbal supplements or vitamins?