do i need to be that concerned my 10 week daughter has green poo all the time?

Lisa - posted on 07/17/2011 ( 4 moms have responded )

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my ten week old baby girl has really dark green poo! this is my second child and i can only ever recall my 1st child having this when he had colic. its a really unpleasent smell to it also. i have spoken to my health profesionals on neumorus occasions and they dont seem to be concrnd by it at all! as she is very contented and is gaining weight lovely. obvisouly being a mam its bothering me!!!!! x

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Tara - posted on 07/17/2011

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Hi Lisa, I can tell you not to worry at all. The green poo is a common side effect of some kinds of formula.
My daughters both had it (we used Nestle GoodStart) and when I Googled it and asked my doctor, all of the answers I found said that the iron-enriched formulas can cause this type of poo.
It does go away once they start eating any solids, even when they are still having mostly formula - once they start eating solid food their body changes the way things are processed again and the poo goes to a more normal color.

Karen - posted on 07/17/2011

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my son had everything from green to yellow and it smelled horrid! my dr told me that as long as it wasn't pink/red (blood) or white it was pretty normal to have an array of colors

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Lisa - posted on 07/17/2011

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She is bottle feeding im using sma gold used that for my son no problems. Shes feeds every four hours 7oz throughout the day and goes 12 hours through the nyt before her next feed! X

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