Green Poop

Bukola - posted on 05/04/2009 ( 11 moms have responded )

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Recently, my baby has been doing some green poop, don't know if this is normal. Any Advice, pls.

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Saranyasripathi - posted on 04/26/2013

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my son is 7 months old, a month before i started him solid food but recently he is not eating well. he is having watery green poop. is this normal or should i call dr.

Bronwyn - posted on 06/02/2009

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My baby girl has had green poop since 8 weeks old and is now 5 months old, after reading this i went to the gp and asked and he is thinking it could be lactose intolereance so im getting her poop tested then will be trying lactose free formula to see if that helps.

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Hi, My son has had green poop since he was born, which I found very strange because my first child never did. Both of my boys were/are bottle fed. I did ask the ped and he told me that it's normal and once solids are introduced it will turn to it's normal brownish color and he was right. Give it time and it'll get to it's normal color...as long as your baby is happy & healthy, then no need to worry!

Tiffany - posted on 05/27/2009

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hey that happens to my 5mth old daughter every now and then..her nurse said its because of the baby only getting the foremilk, and not the hindmilk in a feeding. My advice is to feed your baby as long as possible on one breast so she gets at least some of the hindmilk , which is very important in growth and development....hope this helps hunn!!!

Jenny - posted on 05/05/2009

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If your breastfeeding it can be an imbalance of fore milk to hind milk - too much foremilk will make it green and usually a bit more watery. Also if baby has had injections - made my sons luminous green!!

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Mason Hall - posted on 02/13/2013

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Its normal.it comes out that color because of what he aet. I have had it happen to mary anne

Jo - posted on 06/04/2009

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my boy has had green poo since i put him on formula when he was like 2 months old, he is now 5 months old, he seems to be pretty happy though so i havent been to worried. plunket told me that it is mre likely the increase in iron from the formula, she just told me to give him more fruity solids and 2 tspoons of prune juice mixed with 50mls of water a day for a wk to see if that helps. but my boy also is having poos that are quite firm, so my situation is a bit different.

Teresa - posted on 05/18/2009

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If your son is formula-fed, then it's normal to see the green poop. It's due to the iron ingredient in the formula (such as if you ate spinach then you'll get green poop). However, it also depends on the consistency of the poop - if it's watery, then that's something to talk about with the dr.

Rachel - posted on 05/06/2009

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Normally green poop is down to not getting enough milk in a feed, I found my daughter had it more when she was being breastfed, but doesn't happen now she is being bottle fed. I hope this helps :) Rach

Mindy - posted on 05/05/2009

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My daughter has had this happen a few times, esp lately. My Dr. told me it can be a number of thing. Teething can cause a lot of differences in the baby, esp when it comes to their stool. It can also be that your baby is digesting way to fast for some reason, or because of fiber, if your spoon feeding..She told me though its usually always because of a stomach issue, baby has an upset stomach or something coming on, usually causes this..If it is happening though all the time, and doesnt let up after a few days, or maybe a week, it could be because of a developing food allergy, and you should call the pediatrician.

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