What if you find a discharge in your baby girl’s diaper? Depending on your baby’s age and the characteristics of the discharge, this can be normal or a sign of, for example, an infection.
I was cleaning and changing my nine-month-old daughter’s diaper and noticed a thick yellow mucus discharge from her vagina. Is this normal? I only have boys; this is my first girl.
Reasons For Discharge From Baby Girls’ Vaginas
I wouldn’t say yellow mucus from a 9-month girl’s vagina is entirely normal. If it continues, you should take her to a doctor to have her examined.
Female infants can have a discharge for different reasons:
- For very young baby girls (younger than 3 months old), vaginal discharge is often related to hormonal changes during and after childbirth. For a baby as “old” as 9 months, hormonal changes are not a relevant explanation, though.
- At 9 months, the discharge may be due to some infection.
- Another possibility could be if some little piece of paper or something else is stuck in her vagina and causes irritation. If she has been crawling around without diapers, then theoretically, she can have sat down on something that got stuck. (Far-fetched, maybe, but strange things do happen.)
You write that the mucus is thick and yellow. That does point to an infection, even more so if the mucus is grainy. You probably wouldn’t have had to worry if it had been egg white. If you notice discharge several days and it seems to increase, that is a reason to talk to a pediatrician.
Other reasons to talk to the doctor are if the discharge smells bad or if you also find blood in the discharge. Also, if your daughter appears to be ill in any way or uncomfortable, of course, consult her doctor.
It is possible that she will be fine, and it will go away on its own. You may want to take her just to get checked out by your pediatrician to be on the safe side.
I hope she is better soon,
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Paula Dennholt founded Easy Baby Life in 2006 and has been a passionate parenting and pregnancy writer since then. Her parenting approach and writing is based on studies in cognitive-behavioral models and therapy for children and her experience as a mother and stepmother. Life as a parent has convinced her of how crucial it is to put relationships before rules. She strongly believes in positive parenting and a science-based approach.
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My girl is a year and 10months and I noticed that yellowish form of mucus coming out from her vagina today
my nine months old baby girl doesn;t have a proper shape of vagina.I just wont to know, how is the shape of nine months baby’s vagina. She born as a female. Please help me, i m very scared.
The best you can do is visit a health nurse to have them check your daughter. If something is wrong, they can help you with next steps.
Good day mam, i have 1-month old and 3weeks daughter and i have noticed a pale yellowish discharge from her genital😢..is it still normal mam?:(Im really worried😔please reply with my message mam😔
A pale yellowish discharge may very well be completely normal, but to be on the safe side, I think you should take your daughter to a health nurse or doctor to exclude any infections.
Does your daughter have any signs of diaper rash?