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Nur'Ainey - posted on 12/05/2009 ( 17 moms have responded )

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my 3 month old baby girl passes out yellowish-greenish stools lately. Is that normal.???

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Kristina - posted on 02/16/2016

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Please help. I am a new mom and My 3 month old started eating Gerber goodstart gentle. He used to have yellow seedy poopies. Now he has yellowish greenish ones. He is not acting any different. He doesn't have diarrhea and he is not constipated. Is this normal????? Please help, I'm so worried.

Alicia - posted on 12/05/2009

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my daughter and son always passed green stool, i was told it was perfectly normal, it just meant they had gas that didn't come out in burping so that makes their stool green. so if you find your baby is more fussy after eating and then later passes a green stool that is most likely why.

Jessica - posted on 12/05/2009

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sure is!! my son did the same it was yellow at the start then it turned to greenish colour about 3 months too, completely normal

C. - posted on 12/05/2009

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Sounds pretty normal to me! That has happened with all 6 of my sister's kids (2 sisters, 3 kids each), my son, my cousin's son, my mom said that happened to my 3 siblings and I when we were babies.. When she starts eating solids (not just cereal, but veggies, fruits and meats) it will change and be like what you expect stool to look like.

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Sarah - posted on 02/16/2016

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Kristina- you are posting an a thread that is over 6 years old! Start a new thread.

Tamara - posted on 12/07/2009

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If you're using formula instead of breastfeeding, check into Good Start as it contains only Whey protein and not Casein (the biggie in the world of infant allergies). Good Start is soy-based, and so if that doesn't solve the problem, you might check into Neocate by Nutramagen (it's liquid gold, but insurance now typically will cover it).

Tamara - posted on 12/07/2009

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You might check into eliminating certain proteins from your diet for at least 2 weeks. Dairy- and soy-protein sensitivity often causes green-mucousy stools (gross, huh?), often accompanied by a fussy baby. While dairy is the number one suspect, a high percentage of dairy-allergic kids are also soy-allergic. I highly recommend the book "Colic Solved" by Bryan Vardebedian of TX Children's Hospital (you can find it at Barnes & Noble, etc.). It's an easy read and very helpful. It took a tough road to get my highly-allergic son diagnosed properly. The good news -- it could be nothing at all; if it is allergy, it is often gone by 6 months or a year. Good luck!

Nur'Ainey - posted on 12/05/2009

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wow! tat really puts my mind at rest. really good information there.

thanks!

Tina - posted on 12/05/2009

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Quoting Nur'Ainey:

yellowish-greenish

my 3 month old baby girl passes out yellowish-greenish stools lately. Is that normal.???



it may mean she has a upset stomch give warm water and a teaspoon of sugar  in a bottle 2 try and help her

Yenny - posted on 12/05/2009

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That's ok. My son was the same. His stool was like that when he was 2 months old and when he was 3 months old, his stool was dark green with a little bit of yellow. Lately it's back to yellowish greenish again.
My doctor says it's because his body cannot fully absorb the iron in the formula. As long as his stool has yellowish stool then that's ok.
Don't freak out like me and change the formula, as long as ur baby is healthy, active and gaining weight there's nothing to worry about.

Here is the info from: http://www.justmommies.com/articles/baby...

Green Poop

Every now and then the notorious green poop may show up in your baby’s diaper. You may take a look at it and ask yourself “how’d that get there?” There are many different causes for green poop. More than likely, if your baby has green poop, it’s nothing to worry about, but here are a few possibilities.

* Iron-fortified formula - Some formula-fed babies will develop a case of green poop from the iron in the formula they are taking. As long as your baby is happy and not having any problems with constipation, there is nothing to worry about.
* Jaundice - A baby that has jaundice may have dark or greenish colored stools. This normally goes away once baby is off of the bilirubin lights.
* Dairy Sensitivity - Some breastfed babies are very sensitive to certain foods in their mom’s diet. If your baby is having problems with green mucousy stools, blood in his stools, spitting up a lot, or a skin rash, he may be sensitive to something in your diet. Dairy products are one of the most common causes of food allergies in babies. If you think this might be the problem, try eliminating milk and dairy products from your diet. It may take a couple weeks to see results from a dairy elimination diet. You should see improvement in a week or two. If you’re not sure, you can always try it out for a few weeks and then try having a cup of milk to see what happens. If the symptoms come back, then milk is probably the culprit and you will want to avoid it.
* Foremilk/Hindmilk imbalance - If your baby is breastfeeding and has green frothy-looking poops, this may be a result of a foremilk/hindmilk imbalance. To put this simply, when a mom breastfeeds the first milk that comes out (foremilk) is thinner and lower in fat. After you have nursed for a bit, you will start to produce richer, fattier milk called hindmilk. Babies that receive too much of the thin foremilk and not enough of the richer hindmilk sometimes have problems with green stools and tummy aches. If you have been switching breasts a lot instead of letting baby get a good feed on one breast, you may have problems with this.
* Other reasons - Sometimes babies just have greenish colored poop. The range of color in baby’s poops can vary. Any range of yellow, mustard to yellow/green is pretty normal for a baby. If baby is gaining well and happy then there is nothing to worry about.

Nur'Ainey - posted on 12/05/2009

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Hi there,



she's on formula. initially it was only yellowish. but recently she passes out greenish yellowish stools. quite worried though. or was it  maybe the greenish stools are because some of the milk was not digested??

Nur'Ainey - posted on 12/05/2009

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Hi there,



she's on formula. initially it was only yellowish. but recently she passes out greenish yellowish stools. quite worried though. or was it  maybe the greenish stools are because some of the milk was not digested??

Nur'Ainey - posted on 12/05/2009

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Hi there,



she's on formula. initially it was only yellowish. but recently she passes out greenish yellowish stools. quite worried though. or was it  maybe the greenish stools are because some of the milk was not digested??

Nur'Ainey - posted on 12/05/2009

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Hi there,



she's on formula. initially it was only yellowish. but recently she passes out greenish yellowish stools. quite worried though. or was it  maybe the greenish stools are because some of the milk was not digested??

Nur'Ainey - posted on 12/05/2009

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Hi there,



she's on formula. initially it was only yellowish. but recently she passes out greenish yellowish stools. quite worried though. or was it  maybe the greenish stools are because some of the milk was not digested??

Leanne - posted on 12/05/2009

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It sounds normal to me.



Depending on what you are feeding your baby (breast milk or formula) will determine the colors of their stool.

If you are really worried you can always just call a nurse hotline, the hospital or your family doctor for an answer.

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