why is my 5 week old baby poop look like clay but is dark green?

Emily - posted on 03/18/2014 ( no moms have responded yet )

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So my baby is 5 weeks old today, for the first week of life he was breast Fed completely, at 2 weeks old he was on enfamil newborn for a week also breast fed a bit, at 3 weeks we changed his formula to enfamil gentlease (also breast fed a little) because he cried a lot and his stools were hard. So since then hes been on gentlease and he would still push very hard and nothing. He would only poop when I put vaseline and a qtip inside, and they always came out dark green watery and yellow hard. We then switched him to gerber soothe 3 days ago and he still crys and pushes but he is not crying as much anymore. But now when he pushes hard I put a qtip with vaseline just to release it and after if i see not much coming out I put a suppository in and a long round dark green clay look like stool came out and also a little bit of yellow hard stool came out also. The roundness of the dark green stool was the size of a about a 7 year old pinky. Is this normal? Could that poop be the one that was stuck in his stomach also bescause its the worse smell ever! That long clay like poop comes out once a day with my help and after that comes out everything else is yellow slimy hard stools. Ive tried, prune juice, chamomile tea, gas drops, colic drops, and gripe water. This is the 3rd formula ive switched..but the good thing is he crys and bearly sleeps all day but at night he sleeps 3 hours at a time. What could be wrong? What else can I do? The pediatrician said he is very gassy.

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