baby poop

Amie - posted on 01/22/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )

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my son (six weeks old) had yellowy,greeny poop that had little chunks in it.. is this normal.? I am breastfeeding

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Pam - posted on 01/22/2010

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The chunks are milk proteins - an excellent sign. That means your baby is getting the fatty hind milk. The weird yellow colour is normal too. They can also poo five times a day, which my doc said is normal for a BF baby.

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Amie - posted on 01/22/2010

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Thanks guys.. :) I was just curious as it is my first baby and everything that doesnt seem right i get worried about.. I see the doctor monday so i will ask him just to make sure..
Thanks again

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What shade of green is it? If it's kind of a greyish green it could be a foremilk/hindmilk imbalance. You could try block feeding to combat it. Here's a link about block feeding...



http://www.pollywogbaby.com/breastfeedin...



If the green is more of a bright green then keep a look out for mucus in the stool as well. This could be a sign that your baby has a sensitivity to the dairy in your diet. this happened with me and my son. I noticed the green mucusy poops around 2 months (I was eating lots of yogurt at the time cause it was so convenient). I talked to a dietitian who suggested I go off of dairy for about 2 weeks to see if that cleared things up. I did, and sure enough, 2 weeks later my son was back to having nice normal yellow BF poops. It didn't mean that my son has a milk allergy though. It's just that his GI tract was not mature enough yet to process the protein from the dairy I was eating. At around 4 or 5 months I was able to slowly reintroduce dairy back into my diet.

Chantelle - posted on 01/22/2010

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That is normal. What you don't want is hard, dry, pebbly poop. Then your son will need to see the doctor as he has constipation.

Chrystall - posted on 01/22/2010

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Yes all of my books say it's supposed to be "yellow and seedy" And her doctor said the color and consistency can change depending on what you eat.

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