breast fed baby's stools

Shila - posted on 02/08/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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was just wandering about my daughter even though i have 4 children we all know every one is different some of my daughters stools are pretty green is it because of the food i am eating like turnip greens she is still feeding good

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Alison - posted on 02/09/2009

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Like Margot and Kelly, I'd also heard that green colored poop can be an imbalance between foremilk and hindmilk, so I was concerned when my breast-fed son's poop turned green for about two weeks.

I mentioned it to my pediatrician at his 2 month appointment, and she said that green poop can actually be common and that its nothing to be concerned about as long as your baby is eating well and gaining weight well. I'd say not to stress out about it if your daughter is still feeding well.

Kelly - posted on 02/09/2009

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hi i read that if the babies poo is green its a sign they are getting too much fore milk. maybe keep baby on the same side for a good while so you know they are getting the hind milk. and try your best to not feed too frequently.

Margot - posted on 02/08/2009

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Quoting Margot:

I don't know about that. I think that it's supposed to be yellowish and seedy. I guess it would depend on how green it is. It could be that she's not getting enough Hindmilk. Sometimes they have an imbalance of fore and hind milk and it might cause problems.



Okay so I looked it up and I didn't see anything about green being bad.  Is she drinking for long periods of time, long enough to get the hindmilk.  I read that it as long as it doesn't seem to be dark, scant or infrequent, everything is okay.  However if you are concerned you should ask your ped. doc. 

Margot - posted on 02/08/2009

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I don't know about that. I think that it's supposed to be yellowish and seedy. I guess it would depend on how green it is. It could be that she's not getting enough Hindmilk. Sometimes they have an imbalance of fore and hind milk and it might cause problems.

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